Beyond subjective and objective in statistics

@article{Gelman2015BeyondSA,
  title={Beyond subjective and objective in statistics},
  author={A. Gelman and C. Hennig},
  journal={Journal of The Royal Statistical Society Series A-statistics in Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={180},
  pages={967-1033}
}
  • A. Gelman, C. Hennig
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Mathematics
  • Journal of The Royal Statistical Society Series A-statistics in Society
We propose to abandon the words \objectivity" and \subjectivity" in statistics discourse and replace each of them with broader collections of attributes, with objectivity replaced by transparency, consensus, impartiality, and correspondence to observable reality, and subjectivity replaced by awareness of multiple perspectives and context-dependence. The advantage of these reformulations is that the replacement terms do not oppose each other. Instead of debating over whether a given statistical… Expand
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