Allan Birnbaum's conception of statistical evidence

  title={Allan Birnbaum's conception of statistical evidence},
  author={Ronald N. Giere},
  • R. Giere
  • Published 1 September 1977
  • History
  • Synthese
Allan Birnbaum died in London in the early summer of 1976. He was 53. Although he was by training and profession a statistician, his intellectual interests were more philosophical than mathematical. During the past fifteen years most of his efforts were devoted to the foundations of statistics. His paper on the Neyman-Pearson Theory (Birnbaum [41]) is only the latest, though now unfortunately the last, of several papers developing a point of view that Birnbaum thought to represent both the… 

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