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Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How to Get Beyond the Statistics Wars

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2019.05.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Deborah G. Mayo, Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How to Get Beyond the Statistics Wars, Cambridge University Press, 2018, 486pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107664647. Reviewed by Prasanta S. Bandyopadhyay, Montana State University In this book, Deborah G. Mayo (who has the rare distinction of making an impact on some of the most influential statisticians of our time) delves into issues in philosophy of statistics, philosophy of science, and scientific methodology more thoroughly than in her previous writings. Her reconstruction of the history of statistics, seamless weaving of the issues in the foundations of statistics with the development of twentieth-century philosophy of science, and clear presentation that makes the content accessible to a non-specialist audience constitute a remarkable achievement. Mayo has a unique philosophical perspective which she uses in her study of philosophy of science and current statistical practice.[1] I regard... Read More

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