R. A. Fisher and the making of maximum likelihood 1912-1922


Aldrich, John (1997) R. A. Fisher and the making of maximum likelihood 1912-1922. Statistical Science, 12, (3), 162-176.

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In 1922 R. A. Fisher introduced the method of maximum likelihood. He first presented the numerical procedure in 1912. This paper considers Fisher's changing justifications for the method, the concepts he developed around it (including likelihood, sufficiency, efficiency and information) and the approaches he discarded (including inverse probability).

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0883-4237 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 32916
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:20
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/32916

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