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==Background==
The general approach of fiducial inference was proposed by [[Ronald Fisher]].<ref>Fisher, R. A. (1935) "The fiducial argument in statistical inference", ''Annals of Eugenics'', 8, 391–398.</ref><ref>[http://www.hss.cmu.edu/philosophy/seidenfeld/relating%20to%20Fisher/Fisher's%20Fiducial%20Argument%20and%20Bayes%20Theorem.pdf R. A. Fisher's Fiducial Argument and Bayes' Theorem by Teddy Seidenfeld]</ref> Here "fiducial" comes from the Latin for faith. Fiducial inference can be interpreted as an attempt to perform [[inverse probability]] without calling on [[prior probability distribution]]s.<ref>Quenouille (1958), Chapter 6</ref> Fiducial inference quickly attracted controversy and was never widely accepted<ref>Neyman, Jerzy.
The concept of fiducial inference can be outlined by comparing its treatment of the problem of [[interval estimation]] in relation to other modes of statistical inference.

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