Abductive Reasoning for Data Scientists (A Quick Introduction) - Philosophy of Data Science

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional


The third and final of our (planned) short tutorials on key modes of critical reasoning. Abduction is common called "inference to the best explanation"...so it's easy to see why this concept is important for data scientists.

Huub Brouwer (Utrecht University) walks us through a brief tutorial on how even a world-famous infer-er can get this wrong and how data scientists can avoid the same mistake.

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Period9 Nov 2020
Event titlePod of Asclepius
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • abduction
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • statistical methods