Objections to Frequentism

(Updated 4/11/19)


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 those counterexamples to frequentism!

  • Counterexamples, paradoxes, or issues in Bayesian probability and statistics
  • Frequentism is really just a special case of Bayesian.

    But everything is subjective anyway!

    What is your background?

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