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Logic of Statistical Inference - Ian Hacking

Logic of Statistical Inference

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Published: 24th May 1976
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This book is a philosophical study of the basic principles of statistical reasoning. Professor Hacking has sought to discover the simple principles which underlie modern work in mathematical statistics and to test them, both at a philosophical level and in terms of their practical consequences fort statisticians. The ideas of modern logic are used to analyse these principles, and results are presented without the use of unfamiliar symbolism. It begins with a philosophical analysis of a few central concepts and then, using an elementary system of logic, develops most of the standard statistical theory. the analysis provides answers to many disputed questions about how to test statistical hypotheses and about how to estimate quantities in the light of statistical data. One product of the analysis is a sound and consistent rationale for R. A. Fisher's controversial concept of 'fiducial probability'.

Preface
Long run frequencies
The chance set-up
Support
The long run
The law of likelihood
Statistical tests
Theories of testing
Random sampling
The fiducial argument
Estimation
Point estimation
Bayes' theory
The subjective theory
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ISBN: 9780521290593
ISBN-10: 0521290597
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 24th May 1976
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31