Brewer, Kenneth Ronald Walter
This thesis consists of an Introduction and two Topics. The Introduction deals with the underlying theme of the thesis and why these two particular topics were chosen to illustrate it. It is argued that the contradictions we meet
in statistics (as in the physical sciences) may only appear to be such as a
result of our imperfect understanding, and that in consequence it is often
healthy to hold them in a creative tension.
Topic A deals with the design-based and model-based approaches to...[Show more]
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