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Introduction to the concept of likelihood and its applications


We introduce the statistical concept known as likelihood and discuss how it underlies common Frequentist and Bayesian statistical methods. This article is suitable for researchers interested in understanding the basis of their statistical tools, and is also ideal for teachers to use in their classrooms to introduce the topic to students at a conceptual level.

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