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Robustness analysis

Houkes, Wybo and Šešelja, Dunja and Vaesen, Krist (2023) Robustness analysis. [Preprint]


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Forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Scientific Modeling, ed. by Natalia Carrillo, Tarja Knuuttila and Rami Koskinen

This chapter is devoted to robustness analysis, a common practice in modelling, where researchers vary features of a model and study the impact of changes on its behavior. After
presenting the three most prominent types discussed in the philosophical literature, the chapter reviews the debate surrounding the epistemic role of this practice, focusing on the contested issue of its evidential import. The discussion highlights the multiple roles of robustness analysis, including the value of not establishing the robustness of a particular modeling result.

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Item Type: Preprint
Šešelja, Dunjadunja.seselja@rub.de0000-0001-5679-5787
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: Dr. Dunja Šešelja
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2023 16:41
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2023 16:41
Item ID: 22010
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: 2023

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