I want to shift to the arena of testing the adequacy of statistical models and misspecification testing (leading up to articles by Aris Spanos, Andrew Gelman, and David Hendry). But first, a couple of informal, philosophical mini-posts, if only to clarify terms we will need (each has a mini test at the end).
1. How do we obtain Knowledge, and how can we get more of it?
Few people doubt that science is successful and that it makes progress. This remains true for the philosopher of science, despite her tendency to skepticism. By contrast, most of us think we know a lot of things, and that science is one of our best ways of acquiring knowledge. But how do we justify our lack of skepticism? Continue reading