David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of Science 52 (2):256-273 (1985)
In clinical and agricultural trials, there is the danger that an experimental outcome appears to arise from the causal process or treatment one is interested in when, in reality, it was produced by some extraneous variation in the experimental conditions. The remedy prescribed by classical statisticians involves the procedure of randomization, whose effectiveness and appropriateness is criticized. An alternative, Bayesian analysis of experimental design, is shown, on the other hand, to provide a coherent and intuitively satisfactory solution to the problem
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Robyn Bluhm (2010). The Epistemology and Ethics of Chronic Disease Research: Further Lessons From Ecmo. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (2):107-122.
Andrew Ward & Pamela Jo Johnson (2008). Addressing Confounding Errors When Using Non-Experimental, Observational Data to Make Causal Claims. Synthese 163 (3):419 - 432.
Kristin Shrader-Frechette (2011). Randomization and Rules for Causal Inferences in Biology: When the Biological Emperor (Significance Testing) Has No Clothes. Biological Theory 6 (2):154-161.
David Teira (forthcoming). A Contractarian Solution to the Experimenter's Regress. Philosophical Explorations 80 (5):709-720.
Similar books and articles
David Wendler (2009). Must Research Participants Understand Randomization? American Journal of Bioethics 9 (2):3 – 8.
Zeno G. Swijtink (1982). A Bayesian Argument in Favor of Randomization. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:159 - 168.
Peter Urbach (1991). A Reply to Mayo's Criticisms of Urbach's "Randomization and the Design of Experiments". Philosophy of Science 58 (1):125-128.
David Papineau (1994). The Virtues of Randomization. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (2):437-450.
Nancy S. Hall (2007). R. A. Fisher and His Advocacy of Randomization. Journal of the History of Biology 40 (2):295 - 325.
Dennis V. Lindley (1982). The Role of Randomization in Inference. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:431 - 446.
Isaac Levi (1982). Direct Inference and Randomization. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:447 - 463.
Patrick Suppes (1982). Arguments for Randomizing. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1982:464 - 475.
Kan Chen Peng (1967). The Design and Analysis of Scientific Experiments. Reading, Mass.,Addison-Wesley Pub. Co..
O. Mayo (1987). Comments on "Randomization and the Design of Experiments" by P. Urbach. Philosophy of Science 54 (4):592-596.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads43 ( #45,177 of 1,413,360 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #94,237 of 1,413,360 )
How can I increase my downloads?