Likelihood

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CUP Archive, Nov 29, 1984 - Mathematics - 235 pages
Dr Edwards' stimulating and provocative book advances the thesis that the appropriate axiomatic basis for inductive inference is not that of probability, with its addition axiom, but rather likelihood - the concept introduced by Fisher as a measure of relative support amongst different hypotheses. Starting from the simplest considerations and assuming no more than a modest acquaintance with probability theory, the author sets out to reconstruct nothing less than a consistent theory of statistical inference in science.
 

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Contents

The framework of inference
1
The concept of likelihood
8
Support
25
Bayes Theorem and inverse probability
43
The Method of Support for several parameters
103
Expected information and the distribution of evaluates
144
Application in anomalous cases
162
Support tests
174
Miscellaneous topics
199
Epilogue
211
References
219
Tables of support limits for t and x2
225
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