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Scientific Inference

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Muller Press (first published January 26th 1974)
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Dec 07, 2013 Alexander rated it really liked it
Mainly of historical interest today, as its statistics are fairly out of date (as is the notation). However, the last three chapters (on relativity, misc, and quantum mechanics) serve as fairly interesting examples of statistics' interaction with paradigm shifts in science. The book can also serve as an easy introduction to Bayesian probability, provided the reader doesn't intend to operationalize Jeffreys' methodology (e.g., his correction for errors due to performing multiple hypothesis tests ...more
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Sir Harold Jeffreys, FRS (22 April 1891 – 18 March 1989) was an English mathematician, statistician, geophysicist, and astronomer. His book Theory of Probability, which first appeared in 1939, played an important role in the revival of the Bayesian view of probability.

Jeffreys was born in Fatfield, Washington, County Durham, England. He studied at Armstrong College in Newcastle upon Tyne, then par
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