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Error and Inference [#3]

September 14, 2011

(This is the third post on Error and Inference, yet again being a raw and naïve reaction to a linear reading rather than a deeper and more informed criticism.) “Statistical knowledge is independent of high-level theories.”—A. Spanos, p.242, Error and Inference, 2010 The sixth chapter of Error and Inference is written by Aris Spanos and […]

Error and Inference [#2]

September 8, 2011

(This is the second post on Error and Inference, again being a raw and naive reaction to a linear reading rather than a deeper and more informed criticism.) “Allan Franklin once gave a seminar under the title `Ad Hoc is not a four letter word.’”—J. Worrall, p.130, Error and Inference, 2010 The fourth chapter of […]

Error and Inference [#1]

September 1, 2011

“The philosophy of science offer valuable tools for understanding and advancing solutions to the problems of evidence and inference in practice”—D. Mayo & A. Spanos, p.xiv, Error and Inference, 2010 Deborah Mayo kindly sent me her last book, whose subtitle is “Recent exchanges on experimental reasoning, reliability, and the objectivity and rationality of Science” and […]

available to discuss your article?

June 17, 2019

[The ultimate fishing email, not even pretending the “editor” has been reading my article!] Dear Christian P. Robert, I recently came across the article you wrote a while ago entitled “[Title]” and wanted to get in touch with you to discuss the idea of writing a similar article for the Internal Medicine Review (IMRJ). I […]

who’s afraid of the big B wolf?

March 13, 2013

Aris Spanos just published a paper entitled “Who should be afraid of the Jeffreys-Lindley paradox?” in the journal Philosophy of Science. This piece is a continuation of the debate about frequentist versus llikelihoodist versus Bayesian (should it be Bayesianist?! or Laplacist?!) testing approaches, exposed in Mayo and Spanos’ Error and Inference, and discussed in several posts […]