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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), pp. 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).

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Published date: 1997


Local EPrints ID: 32916
ISSN: 0883-4237
PURE UUID: 69cee0f0-b8b6-4bf6-9b64-408ca51903df

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Date deposited: 17 Nov 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:54

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Author: John Aldrich

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