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Topics in the Foundation of Statistics : Spin-Off FODA Ser. - Bas C.Van Fraassen

Topics in the Foundation of Statistics

Spin-Off FODA Ser.

By: Bas C.Van Fraassen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1997
ISBN: 9780792344056
Number Of Pages: 163

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Foundational research focuses on the theory, but theories are to be related also to other theories, experiments, facts in their domains, data, and to their uses in applications, whether of prediction, control, or explanation. A theory is to be identified through its class of models, but not so narrowly as to disallow these roles. The language of science is to be studied separately, with special reference to the relations listed above, and to the consequent need for resources other than for theoretical description. Peculiar to the foundational level are questions of completeness (specifically in the representation of measurement), and of interpretation (a topic beset with confusions of truth and evidence, and with inappropriate metalinguistic abstraction).

Foundations of Science - Discussionp. 5
A Philosophical Approach to Foundations of Science
A Pluralistic View of Foundations of Science
The Foundation of Science
Some Issues in the Foundation of Statisticsp. 19
Commentsp. 41
Rejoinderp. 69
Applications of Quantum Statistics in Psychological Studies of Decision Processesp. 85
Operationism, Probability and Quantum Mechanicsp. 99
Computational Empiricismp. 119
Blame Not the Laws of Naturep. 131
Biographical Notesp. 155
On AFOS (some history of the initiative and some recent developments)p. 159
Summary of AFOS Workshop, 1994p. 161
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ISBN: 9780792344056
ISBN-10: 0792344057
Series: Spin-Off FODA Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 163
Published: 28th February 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43