Experimental Practice and an Error Statistical Account of Evidence

  title={Experimental Practice and an Error Statistical Account of Evidence},
  author={Deborah G. Mayo},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  pages={S193 - S207}
  • D. Mayo
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
In seeking general accounts of evidence, confirmation, or inference, philosophers have looked to logical relationships between evidence and hypotheses. Such logics of evidential relationship, whether hypothetico-deductive, Bayesian, or instantiationist fail to capture or be relevant to scientific practice. They require information that scientists do not generally have (e.g., an exhaustive set of hypotheses), while lacking slots within which to include considerations to which scientists… 
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