Model Based Inference in the Life Sciences: A Primer on Evidence

Model Based Inference in the Life Sciences: A Primer on Evidence

by David R. Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387740732

ISBN-13: 9780387740737

Pub. Date: 12/01/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

This textbook introduces a science philosophy called "information theoretic" based on Kullback-Leibler information theory. It focuses on a science philosophy based on "multiple working hypotheses" and statistical models to represent them. The text is written for people new to the information-theoretic approaches to statistical inference, whether graduate students,

Overview

This textbook introduces a science philosophy called "information theoretic" based on Kullback-Leibler information theory. It focuses on a science philosophy based on "multiple working hypotheses" and statistical models to represent them. The text is written for people new to the information-theoretic approaches to statistical inference, whether graduate students, post-docs, or professionals. Readers are however expected to have a background in general statistical principles, regression analysis, and some exposure to likelihood methods. This is not an elementary text as it assumes reasonable competence in modeling and parameter estimation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387740737
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Edition description:
1st ed. 2008
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

Introduction: Science Hypotheses and Science Philosophy.- Data and Models.- Information Theory and Entropy.- Quantifying the Evidence About Science Hypotheses.- Multimodel Inference.- Advanced Topics.- Summary.

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