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Confirmation Measures and Sensitivity

Vassend, Olav B. (2014) Confirmation Measures and Sensitivity. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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Stevens (1946) draws a useful distinction between ordinal scales, interval scales, and ratio scales. Most recent discussions of confirmation measures have proceeded on the ordinal level of analysis. In this paper, I give a more quantitative analysis. In particular, I show that the requirement that our desired confirmation measure be at least an \emph{interval} measure naturally yields necessary conditions that jointly entail the log-likelihood measure. Thus I conclude that the log-likelihood measure is the only good candidate interval measure.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Vassend, Olav
Keywords: Bayesian confirmation, confirmation measures, log-likelihood, Bayes, Bayesian, confirmation
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Depositing User: Olav Vassend
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 21:20
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 21:20
Item ID: 11120
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
Date: 3 November 2014

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