The Origin of Confidence Limits

Comments on Fisher (1930)
  • H. A. David
  • A. W. F. Edwards
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


In the history of ideas it is frequently possible, with the advantage of hindsight, to discern earlier examples of new concepts. Their later appreciation often relies on the clarification of thought accompanying the introduction of terms which distinguish previously confused concepts. In statistics a notable example is provided by the separation of probability and likelihood.


Inverse Probability Rational Belief Fiducial Limit Binomial Parameter Fiducial Probability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. David
    • 1
  • A. W. F. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Statistical Laboratory and Department of StatisticsIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Gonville and Caius CollegeCambridgeUK

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