The Likelihood Principle and Statistics

After writing the post on some of the problems with the statistical analyses of the recent presidential eleciton there were a few request (from people I can only surmise are masochists) as to how one would use the likelihood principle in statistical inference. Well, for you weirdos I have a post over at my blog that explains one method for doing statistical inference that is consistent with the likelihood principle (yeah, I’m a weirdo too). Enjoy, and if you fall asleep reading it and bang your head on your key board, don’t complain to me…remember you asked for that post.

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Steve Verdon
About Steve Verdon
Steve has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended graduate school at The George Washington University, leaving school shortly before staring work on his dissertation when his first child was born. He works in the energy industry and prior to that worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Division of Price Index and Number Research. He joined the staff at OTB in November 2004.