Terms from Statistics for HCI: Making Sense of Quantitative Data

This way of thinking about statistics is based on the philosophy of Plato, who saw the actual events of the world as mere reflections of deeper ideals. The toss of the actual coin in some ways is ‘just’ an example of an ideal coin toss. If an idealist tosses a coin five times in a row, even if it happens to come up heads each time, they probably still believe that it is ‘really’ a 50:50 phenomenon. Contrast with formalist and frequentist.

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