Monthly Archives: April 2013
Readings: Amitav Banerjee and Suprakash Chaudhury, “Statistics Without Tears: Populations and Samples”, Industrial Psychiatry Journal 19(1): 60–65, 2010 Techniques such as systematic sampling, stratified sampling, and cluster sampling that are classified in this paper as random sampling are best viewed … Continue reading
Readings: Clyde H. Coombs, Robyn M. Dawes, and Amos Tversky, “Psychological Measurement Theory” (Chapter 2), Mathematical Psychology: An Elementary Introduction, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1970, pp. 7-30 The authors write (p. 17) that “no measurement theory for intelligence is available.” What reasons … Continue reading
Readings: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, “On the Psychology of Prediction”, Psychological Review 80(4):237-251, 1973 ‘Prediction’ as a task of judgment or scientific modeling has a slightly different meaning from the common one. It does not always have to be … Continue reading
Readings: David Hume, “Of the Idea of Necessary Connexion” – Part I, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Section VII, Harvard Classics Edition (1910), originally published in 1748 This is a passage in which Hume applies his ideas about the lack … Continue reading
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Readings: John Vickers, “The Problem of Induction”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2013 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.) This article more or less identifies induction with ampliative reasoning (reasoning that adds to what we can derive from our knowldge). “Deduction … Continue reading