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August 1997 R.A. Fisher and the making of maximum likelihood 1912-1922
John Aldrich
Statist. Sci. 12(3): 162-176 (August 1997). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1030037906

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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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John Aldrich. "R.A. Fisher and the making of maximum likelihood 1912-1922." Statist. Sci. 12 (3) 162 - 176, August 1997. https://doi.org/10.1214/ss/1030037906

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Published: August 1997
First available in Project Euclid: 22 August 2002

zbMATH: 0955.62525
MathSciNet: MR1617519
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1030037906

Rights: Copyright © 1997 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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