Theory Change and Bayesian Statistical Inference

  title={Theory Change and Bayesian Statistical Inference},
  author={Jan-Willem Romeyn},
  • Jan-Willem Romeyn
  • Published 2004
This paper addresses the problem that Bayesian statistical inference cannot accommodate theory change, and proposes a framework for dealing with such changes. It first presents a scheme for generating predictions from observations by means of hypotheses. An example shows how the hypotheses represent the theoretical structure underlying the scheme. This is followed by an example of a change of hypotheses. The paper then presents a general framework for hypotheses change, and proposes the… CONTINUE READING

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