Conceptualistic Pragmatism: A framework for Bayesian analysis?
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

This paper argues for an extended framework for the subjectivist approach to statistical decision making — the judgements made for deriving a likelihood function should be carefully reflected upon. The Harvard professor of philosophy Clarence I. Lewis did offer a philosophical action-oriented framework for this type of reflection. The philosophy of Lewis has very much influenced the originators of the quality movement. This constitutes an interesting link between two important learning-oriented approaches in the current statistical discourse—the subjectivist theory of statistical inference and the quality movement with its focus on continuous improvements.

action

judgements

pragmatism

predictability

in statistical control

Bayesian

Subjective probability

reflection

assignable causes

Total Time on Test

Författare

Bo Bergman

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling

IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)

0740-817X (ISSN)

Vol. 41 1 86-93

Ämneskategorier

Annan maskinteknik

Sannolikhetsteori och statistik

DOI

10.1080/07408170802322713