Popper’s Falsification and Corroboration from the Statistical Perspectives

  title={Popper’s Falsification and Corroboration from the Statistical Perspectives},
  author={Youngjo Lee and Yudi Pawitan},
  journal={arXiv: Other Statistics},
The role of probability appears unchallenged as the key measure of uncertainty, used among other things for practical induction in the empirical sciences. Yet, Popper was emphatic in his rejection of inductive probability and of the logical probability of hypotheses; furthermore, for him, the degree of corroboration cannot be a probability. Instead he proposed a deductive method of testing. In many ways this dialectic tension has many parallels in statistics, with the Bayesians on logico… 


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