International Statistical Review

Reflections on Fourteen Cryptic Issues Concerning the Nature of Statistical Inference

O.J.W.F. Kardaun, D. Salomé, W. Schaafsma, A.G.M. Steerneman, J.C. Willems, and D.R. Cox

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The present paper provides the original formulation and a joint response of a group of statistically trained scientists statisticians to fourteen cryptic issues for discussion, which were handed out to the public by Professor Dr. D.R. Cox after his Bernoulli Lecture 1997 at Groningen University.

footnote: Part of this work was funded by a collaboration between IPP and Euratom. The contents of this work is the sole responsibility of the authors. In particular, the views expressed therein are not to be construed as being official and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission or the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

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Internat. Statist. Rev., Volume 71, Number 2 (2003), 277-318.

First available in Project Euclid: 18 November 2003

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Bayesian analysis Decision analysis Distributional inference Epistemic uncertainty Foundations of probability theory and statistics Likelihood approach Nonparametric statistics Objectivistic and personalistic interpretation of probability Possibility theory Prior distributions Semiparametric statistics Time series analysis


Kardaun, O.J.W.F.; Salomé, D.; Schaafsma, W.; Steerneman, A.G.M.; Willems, J.C.; Cox, D.R. Reflections on Fourteen Cryptic Issues Concerning the Nature of Statistical Inference. Internat. Statist. Rev. 71 (2003), no. 2, 277--318.

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