Contemporary Philosophy of Statistics (Autumn Seminars):
Seminar participants: Some people indicated they wanted some general background: See the Slides from the first summer seminar and the contributions to the special on-line volume:
The blog can also be searched. If you write to me with specific questions and interests over the next few days, I can direct you to appropriate, short (hopefully) readings or summaries.
Seminar 1: 28 November, 2012
BACKGROUND READING: PAPER
For summary in the form of slides, see here.
FOR RELATED LINKS SEE THE BLOG POSTS:
OTHER PAPERS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST:
Birnbaum, A. (1962), “On the Foundations of Statistical Inference“, Journal of the American Statistical Association 57 (298), 269-306.
Savage, L. J., Barnard, G., Cornfield, J., Bross, I, Box, G., Good, I., Lindley, D., Clunies-Ross, C., Pratt, J., Levene, H., Goldman, T., Dempster, A., Kempthorne, O, and Birnbaum, A. (1962). On the foundations of statistical inference: “Discussion (of Birnbaum 1962)”, Journal of the American Statistical Association 57 (298), 307-326.
Birbaum, A (1970). Statistical Methods in Scientific Inference (letter to the editor). Nature 225, 1033.
Cox D. R. and Mayo. D. (2010). “Objectivity and Conditionality in Frequentist Inference” in Error and Inference: Recent Exchanges on Experimental Reasoning, Reliability and the Objectivity and Rationality of Science (D Mayo & A. Spanos eds.), CUP 276-304.
Autumn 2012 update
LSE PH500 Seminars (3) on Contemporary Issues in the Philosophical Foundations of Statistical Science
I will be holding 3 seminars on philosophical foundations of statistics on Wednesday’s between Nov. 26 and Dec. 12:
The London School of Economics: CPNSS: Lak 2.06 (Lakatos Building).
It is not necessary to have attended the 2 sessions held during the summer of 2012*. In addition to the philosopher of statistics (me!), the Autumn seminars will feature distinguished guest statisticians: Sir David Cox (Oxford); Dr. Stephen Senn: (Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics, Luxembourg); Dr. Christian Hennig (University College, London) Other guests are possible.
Interested Masters students are invited (please write firstname.lastname@example.org if interested, OK to come when can).
28 November (Mayo):
On Birnbaum’s argument for the Likelihood Principle: A 50-year old error and its influence on statistical foundations (Background: See my blog and links within).
5 Dec and 12 Dec: Statistical science meets philosophy of science (Mayo and guests):
Sir David Cox (Statistics, Oxford) Wed. Dec 5: 12-2 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Senn (Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics, Luxembourg) Wed. Dec 12: 10-12 a.m.
Dr. Christian Hennig (University College, London) TBA