Commentary on the paper by Murray Aitkin, and on discussion by Mervyn Stone

@article{Dempster1997CommentaryOT,
  title={Commentary on the paper by Murray Aitkin, and on discussion by Mervyn Stone},
  author={Arthur P. Dempster},
  journal={Statistics and Computing},
  year={1997},
  volume={7},
  pages={265-269}
}
I much appreciate the opportunity provided by David Hand and the journal Statistics and Computing to reprint my Aarhus Conference paper and to comment on the related current paper of Aitkin. For readers wishing to think again about the tangled issues surrounding the concept of `signi®cance', a good starting point is the `Lindley paradox' that draws attention to sometimes sharp discrepancies that can arise between two approaches, namely R. A. Fisher's `P -value' signi®cance tests based on… CONTINUE READING