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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in [Pittsburgh] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Statistical methods,
  • Mathematical statistics

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 111.

    Statement[by] Wesley C. Salmon, with contributions by Richard C. Jeffrey and James G. Greeno.
    SeriesPitt paperback 69
    ContributionsJeffrey, Richard C., Greeno, James G.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175 .S2342
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 117 p.
    Number of Pages117
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4583331M
    ISBN 100822952254
    LC Control Number77158191


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In this vein, the other two essays herein discuss “Statistical Relevance vs. Statistical Inference,” Statistical explanation & statistical relevance book “Explanation and Information.”. In this main essay of this book, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to scientific explanation based on the concept of statistical relevance (the S-R model).

In this vein, the other two essays herein discuss "Statistical Relevance vs. Statistical Inference," and "Explanation and Information.". Statistical explanation & statistical relevance. [Pittsburgh]: University of Pittsburgh Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Salmon, Wesley C.

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a systematic appraisal of the covering law and statistical relevance theories of statistical explanation advanced by Carl G. Hempel and by Wesley C. Salmon, respectively. Statistical Relevance Frequency Criterion Reference Class Outcome Attribute Statistical Explanation These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors.

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All new items; Books; Journal articles; Manuscripts; Topics. All Categories; Metaphysics and Epistemology. This chapter starts by presenting Hempel's account of statistical explanation.

Hempel proposed to deal with the problem of epistemic ambiguity in statistical explanation by a requirement of maximal specificity in the reference-class.

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The authors find that researchers in a broad spectrum of fields, from agronomy to zoology, employ “testing” that doesn’t test and “estimating” that doesn’t by: It next describes a variety of subsequent attempts to develop alternative models of explanation, including Wesley Salmon's Statistical Relevance (Section 3) and Causal Mechanical (Section 4) models and the Unificationist models due to Michael Friedman and Philip Kitcher (Section 5).

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