Statistics and Computing (1997) 7, 265±269 Commentary on the paper by Murray Aitkin, and on discussion by Mervyn Stone A. P. DEMPSTER Department of Statistics, Harvard University, USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org I much appreciate the opportunity provided by David editions) is insuciently recognized for drawing attention Hand and the journal Statistics and Computing to reprint to logical varieties of statistical inference in relation to the my Aarhus Conference paper and to comment on the re- dierent questions being asked. Fisher's ideas deserve lated current paper of Aitkin. For readers wishing to think elaboration, and perhaps revision, in today's environment again about the tangled issues surrounding the concept of of increased complexities of data structures and associated `signi®cance', a good starting point is the `Lindley paradox' probability models, such as graphical, hierarchical, tem- that draws attention to sometimes sharp discrepancies that poral, and spatial systems. can arise between two approaches, namely R. A. Fisher's Inferential applications of formal probabilities involve `P-value' signi®cance tests based on sampling distributions, simultaneous subjective and objective considerations. Apart and Harold Jereys's position that Bayesian hypothesis from a few ideologues who insist that probability has no testing also has a stake in the term `signi®cance'. Relevant meaning
Statistics and Computing – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 14, 2004
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera