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Statistical Methods (2)

1 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-03-07 10:59 ID:Eh/dH6TK

Reading through the philosophy threads I see a lot of people talking about Popper/falsificationism and philosophy of science in general. So I thought I'd start a thread that was more specific.

Do you work with stats in your field? Do you favour a bayesian or frequentist approach? If not, what do you think of stats/probability in general?

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2 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-03-07 13:49 ID:sRM1ADkJ

I think statistics are important in all fields of science, because they are a tool to deal with incompleteness of information. But sometimes you don't need completeness of information to falsify a theory, and hence you don't need statistics or probabilities for that job.

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