The direct use of likelihood for significance testing
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- Dempster, A.P. Statistics and Computing (1997) 7: 247. doi:10.1023/A:1018598421607
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An approach to significance testing by the direct interpretation of likelihood is defined, developed and distinguished from the traditional forms of tail-area testing and Bayesian testing. The emphasis is on conceptual issues. Some theoretical aspects of the new approach are sketched in the two cases of simple vs. simple hypotheses and simple vs. composite hypotheses.