English, Article edition: The sequential sawyer – a tale of frequentist fright Michael R. Powers

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  • The sequential sawyer – a tale of frequentist fright
Author
  • Michael R. Powers
Physical Description
  • article
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  • Purpose – The editorial aims to illustrate a major weakness of frequentist estimation – overlooking prior beliefs that are clearly relevant. Design/​methodology/​approach – A hypothetical forecasting problem is considered in which a law-enforcement officer has to determine who will be the next victim in a coded sequence constructed by a serial killer. The frequentist method of maximum likelihood is used to select the underlying pattern. Findings – The example shows that it is quite possible for the maximum-likelihood approach to overlook an intuitively obvious model. Originality/​value – The editorial provides a simple and clear example of the shortcomings of the maximum-likelihood principle.
  • Forecasting statistics, Statistics
  • RePEc:eme:jrfpps:v:9:y:2008:i:4:p:313-316
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  • English
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