Commentary on the paper by Murray Aitkin, and on discussion by Mervyn Stone

Commentary on the paper by Murray Aitkin, and on discussion by Mervyn Stone 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: dempster@stat.harvard.edu I much appreciate the opportunity provided by David editions) is insuciently 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- di€erent 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 Je€reys'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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Statistics and Computing Springer Journals

Commentary on the paper by Murray Aitkin, and on discussion by Mervyn Stone

Statistics and Computing, Volume 7 (4) – Oct 14, 2004

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Chapman and Hall
Subject
Statistics; Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory; Numeric Computing; Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics; Statistics, general
ISSN
0960-3174
eISSN
1573-1375
DOI
10.1023/A:1018554606586
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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: dempster@stat.harvard.edu I much appreciate the opportunity provided by David editions) is insuciently 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- di€erent 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 Je€reys'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

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Statistics and ComputingSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 14, 2004

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