Book Launch Talk 'Data Confession, Torture and Truth: Classical Statistics vs. Info-Metrics'

Submitted by clara.chivers on Mon, 2018-01-22 10:14

Our classical statistical arsenal often fails to extract truth from data or often fails to produce correct predictions. Uncertainty, blurry evidence and multiple possible solutions may trip up on even the best interrogator. Info-metrics – the science of modeling, reasoning, and drawing inferences under conditions of noisy and insufficient information – provides a consistent way for constructing models and theories with minimal assumptions. It gets the data to confess with minimal torture under careful supervision from the judge and jury.