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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' … a cogent and clear argument in favour of likelihood as a basis for statistics.' Operations ResearchSee more reviews
'The book is extremely clearly and well written. It contains a wealth of interesting and practical examples drawn from various fields of science. A general book on this topic at this level was long overclue, and having appeared it will be hard to beat.' Mathematical Reviews
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- Date Published: November 1984
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521318716
- length: 250 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
- weight: 0.31kg
- availability: Unavailable - out of print
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