Inference for bounded parameters

  title={Inference for bounded parameters},
  author={D. A. S. Fraser and Nancy Reid and A.C.M. Wong University of Toronto and York University},
  journal={Physical Review D},
The estimation of the signal frequency count in the presence of background noise has been widely discussed in recent physics literature, and Mandelkern [Stat. Sci. 17, 149 (2002)] brings the central issues to the statistical community, leading in turn to extensive discussion by statisticians. The primary focus however of Mandelkern and the accompanying discussion is on the construction of a confidence interval. We argue that the likelihood function and p-value function provide a comprehensive… 

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