Colleagues are very welcome at the following events hosted by CHESS and K4U (ERC project) this academic year
Evidence Synthesis by Building a Case (Workshop 2): Amalgamation and the Principle of Total Evidence
IAS Theme 2015/16: Evidence
Organised by Professor Julian Reiss (Durham University)
The Principle of Total Evidence is the recommendation to use all the available evidence when estimating the probability of a hypothesis (Carnap 1947). While seemingly uncontroversial, upon reflection the principle is more problematic than at first sight. On the one hand, it is, at least implicitly, denied by proponents of evidence-based approaches in the sciences: they recommend instead only to use evidence that has passed a certain quality threshold. On the other, what the principle really entails depends greatly on how to interpret ‘available’. Does it mean ‘known by the agent who makes the probability estimate’ or ‘known by the community of researchers’ or ‘knowable after a suitable search period’? Might it entail a demand to make new observations and experiments?
Monika Schnitzer, Department of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
The case for evidence based policy and the difficulties of implementing it
Paul Pearce, Defence and Security Analysis Division, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Supporting Evidence Based Decision Making within the UK MOD: Applying the Evidence Framework Approach
Jon Williamson, Department of Philosophy, University of Kent
The Principle of Total Evidence in Medicine
Sarah Heilmann, The Social Research Unit
Evidence-based service design, delivery and evaluation of programmes for children and young people (joint work with Conrad Heilmann)
With thanks to Durham's Institute of Advanced Study, The British Academy and the ERC for their support with this event.
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