Objections to Frequentism


(Updated 11/16/18)

8/14/18

This article is my response to various arguments against frequentism that I've read or heard. Frequentism is roughly defined as:


Criticisms of Frequentism:


Responses to Criticisms of Frequentism:


Frequency definition of probability


Frequentist concepts like hypothesis testing and p-values are too difficult to teach.

Frequentism relies on data you didn't observe.


Frequentism is bad for science.

Fisher dislike or envy


Frequentism is used to p-hack.


Frequentism is responsible for the "replication crisis".


Just look at all these counterexamples to frequentism!

Frequentism is really just a special case of Bayesian.


But everything is subjective anyway!


What is your background?

Thanks for reading and sending in comments/corrections!



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