Simplicity Discussion

In Class matters on May 4, 2010 by Jenny

While Forster’s “The New Science of Simplicity” is a nice introduction into using Akaike’s information criterion and Bayesian information criterion for adjudicating the trade-off between parsimony and goodness of fit in model selection, it won’t be the primary focus of tomorrow’s discussion.  For tomorrow, I want us to look really closely at Sober’s main argument in “Let’s Razor Ockham’s Razor.”  There’s a lot of good stuff in there.


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