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The Statistical Education of Harold Jeffreys
, 2005
"... The paper considers the statistical work of the physicist Harold Jeffreys. In 1933–4 Jeffreys had a controversy with R.A. Fisher, the leading statistician of the time. Prior to the encounter, Jeffreys had worked on probability as the basis for scientific inference and had used methods from the theor ..."
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The paper considers the statistical work of the physicist Harold Jeffreys. In 1933–4 Jeffreys had a controversy with R.A. Fisher, the leading statistician of the time. Prior to the encounter, Jeffreys had worked on probability as the basis for scientific inference and had used methods from
Harold Jeffreys’ Theory of Probability revisited
, 2008
"... Published nearly seventy years ago, Jeffreys’ Theory of Probability (1939) has had a unique impact on the Bayesian community and is now considered to beone of the main classics in Bayesian Statistics as we ll as the initiator of the objective Bayes school. In particular, its advances on the derivati ..."
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Published nearly seventy years ago, Jeffreys’ Theory of Probability (1939) has had a unique impact on the Bayesian community and is now considered to beone of the main classics in Bayesian Statistics as we ll as the initiator of the objective Bayes school. In particular, its advances
Submitted to the Statistical Science arXiv: math.ST/0804.3173 Harold Jeffreys ’ Theory of Probability revisited
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"... Abstract. Published exactly seventy years ago, Jeffreys ’ Theory of Probability (1939) has had a unique impact on the Bayesian community and is now considered to be one of the main classics in Bayesian Statistics as well as the initiator of the objective Bayes school. In particular, its advances on ..."
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Abstract. Published exactly seventy years ago, Jeffreys ’ Theory of Probability (1939) has had a unique impact on the Bayesian community and is now considered to be one of the main classics in Bayesian Statistics as well as the initiator of the objective Bayes school. In particular, its advances
One of the many research interests of SirHarold Jeffreys, FRS – who, incidentally, was my PhD external examiner –
"... was tidal friction. In particular he made use of the results from ancient eclipses to estimate the rate of dissipation of the Earth’s rotational energy. The theme of my lecture thus seems apt. For more than three centuries – commencing with a paper by Edmond Halley in 1695 – the study of ancient and ..."
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was tidal friction. In particular he made use of the results from ancient eclipses to estimate the rate of dissipation of the Earth’s rotational energy. The theme of my lecture thus seems apt. For more than three centuries – commencing with a paper by Edmond Halley in 1695 – the study of ancient and medieval observations of eclipses has provided valuable information about the Earth–Moon system. Today, early eclipse observations are the principal source of data for information on longterm variations in the Earth’s rate of rotation. As well as the current geophysical importance of this interdisciplinary subject, its gradual development forms a fascinating chapter in the annals of the
Bayesian Data Analysis
, 1995
"... I actually own a copy of Harold Jeffreys’s Theory of Probability but have only read small bits of it, most recently over a decade ago to confirm that, indeed, Jeffreys was not too proud to use a classical chisquared pvalue when he wanted to check the misfit of a model to data (Gelman, Meng and Ste ..."
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I actually own a copy of Harold Jeffreys’s Theory of Probability but have only read small bits of it, most recently over a decade ago to confirm that, indeed, Jeffreys was not too proud to use a classical chisquared pvalue when he wanted to check the misfit of a model to data (Gelman, Meng
Could Fisher, Jeffreys, and Neyman Have Agreed on Testing?
, 2002
"... Ronald Fisher advocated testing using pvalues; Harold Jeffreys proposed use of objective posterior probabilities of hypotheses; and Jerzy Neyman recommended testing with fixed error probabilities. Each was quite critical of the other approaches. ..."
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Ronald Fisher advocated testing using pvalues; Harold Jeffreys proposed use of objective posterior probabilities of hypotheses; and Jerzy Neyman recommended testing with fixed error probabilities. Each was quite critical of the other approaches.
The JeffreysLindley Paradox and Discovery Criteria in High Energy Physics
, 2014
"... The Jeffreys–Lindley paradox displays how the use of a pvalue (or number of standard deviations z) in a frequentist hypothesis test can lead to an inference that is radically different from that of a Bayesian hypothesis test in the form advocated by Harold Jeffreys in the 1930s and common today. Th ..."
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The Jeffreys–Lindley paradox displays how the use of a pvalue (or number of standard deviations z) in a frequentist hypothesis test can lead to an inference that is radically different from that of a Bayesian hypothesis test in the form advocated by Harold Jeffreys in the 1930s and common today
Southampton
, 2003
"... The paper considers the statistical work of the applied mathematician Harold Jeffreys. In 19334 Jeffreys had a controversy with R. A. Fisher, the leading statistician of the time. Before this encounter Jeffreys had been developing probability as the basis for scientific inference and using the theo ..."
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The paper considers the statistical work of the applied mathematician Harold Jeffreys. In 19334 Jeffreys had a controversy with R. A. Fisher, the leading statistician of the time. Before this encounter Jeffreys had been developing probability as the basis for scientific inference and using
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