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Two Ways to Rule out Error: Severity and Security

Staley, Kent (2008) Two Ways to Rule out Error: Severity and Security. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    I contrast two modes of error-elimination relevant to evaluating evidence in accounts that emphasize frequentist reliability. The contrast corresponds to that between the use of of a reliable inference procedure and the critical scrutiny of a procedure with regard to its reliability, in light of what is and is not known about the setting in which the procedure is used. I propose a notion of security as a category of evidential assessment for the latter. In statistical settings, robustness theory and misspecification testing exemplify two distinct strategies for securing statistical inferences.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: evidence, robust statistics, misspecification testing, error-statistics, model criticism, security, reliability
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
    General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
    General Issues > Models and Idealization
    Depositing User: Kent Staley
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4368
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4368

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