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Gravity's Ghost and Big DogScientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century$
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Harry Collins

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226052298

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.001.0001

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The Hidden Histories of Statistical Tests

The Hidden Histories of Statistical Tests

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(p.93) 5 The Hidden Histories of Statistical Tests
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Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog
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Harry Collins

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0006

Statistical tests appear to be merely matters of calculation but they depend on all manner of assumptions and things that cannot be known. The war between Bayesians and Frequentists is explained.

Keywords:   Statistics, Frequentist statistics, Bayesian statistics, Trials factor, History of a statistical test, Meaning of a statistical test

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