Scientia Marina, Vol 67, No S1 (2003)

Integrative fish stock assessment by frequentist methods: confidence distributions and likelihoods for bowhead whales


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2003.67s189

Tore Schweder
Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway

Abstract


Frequentist concepts of confidence distribution, reduced likelihood and likelihood synthesis are presented as tools for integrative statistical analysis, leading to distributional inference. Bias correction, often achieved by simulations, is emphasised. The methods are illustrated on data concerning bowhead whales off Alaska, and they are briefly compared with Bayesian methods.

Keywords


bowhead whales; likelihood synthesis; confidence distribution; reduced likelihood; meta-analysis

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