Statistical Science

Discussion of “On the Birnbaum Argument for the Strong Likelihood Principle”

A. P. Dawid

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Abstract

Deborah Mayo claims to have refuted Birnbaum’s argument that the Likelihood Principle is a logical consequence of the Sufficiency and Conditionality Principles. However, this claim fails because her interpretation of the Conditionality Principle is different from Birnbaum’s. Birnbaum’s proof cannot be so readily dismissed.

Article information

Source
Statist. Sci., Volume 29, Number 2 (2014), 240-241.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 18 August 2014

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1408368574

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/14-STS470

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3264535

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1332.62018

Keywords
Conditionality principle Birnbaum’s theorem likelihood principle sufficiency principle weak conditionality principle

Citation

Dawid, A. P. Discussion of “On the Birnbaum Argument for the Strong Likelihood Principle”. Statist. Sci. 29 (2014), no. 2, 240--241. doi:10.1214/14-STS470. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1408368574


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See also

  • Main article: On the Birnbaum Argument for the Strong Likelihood Principle.