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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.INFERENCE
2.1.Orientation
2.2.Bayesian inference
2.3.Alternatives to Bayesian inference

3.COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETER ESTIMATION
3.1.Goals and methodology
3.2.Monte Carlo methods
3.3.Uncertainties, biases and significance

4.COSMOLOGICAL MODEL SELECTION
4.1.Model selection versus parameter estimation
4.2.The Bayesian evidence
4.3.Calculational methods
4.4.Multi-model inference
4.5.Other approaches to model selection

5.FORECASTING AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
5.1.Fisher matrix approaches
5.2.Model selection approaches

6.THE END

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