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Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

by Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee


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Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

In this unique monograph based on years of extensive work, Chatterjee presents the historical evolution of statistical thought from the perspective of various approaches to statistical induction. Developments in statistical concepts and theories are discussed alongside philosophical ideas on the ways we learn from experience.

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ISBN-13: 9780198525318
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/03/2003
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Professor Chatterjee is the former Professor of Statistics at Calcutta University. He been the National Lecturer in Statistics (1985-86) of the University Grants Commission, President of the Statistics Section of the Indian Science Congress(1989), Emeritus Scientist (1997-2000) of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Editor of Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin (1978- 92) and is currently the President of the Calcutta Statistical Association.

Table of Contents

Part I Foundations and Structure
1. Philosophical Background
2. Statistical Induction - When and How?
3. Interpretation of Probability
4. Bearing of Interpretations of Probability on Statistical Induction
Part II History
5. Pre-history, Beginning of History and the Toddling Period
6. New Concepts and Methods - Pre-Bayesian Era
7. Beginning of the Pro-subjective Approach
8. Pro-subjective Approach Loses as Sampling Theory Gains Ground
9. Breaking the Barrier: out into a Broader Domain
10. Modern Era: the Superstructure Builds Up

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