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==Background==
The general approach of fiducial inference was proposed by [[Ronald Fisher]].<ref>{{cite journal  last1 = Fisher  first1 = R. A.  year = 1935  title = The fiducial argument in statistical inference  journal = Annals of Eugenics  volume = 5  issue = 4 pages = 391–398  doi=10.1111/j.14691809.1935.tb02120.x hdl = 2440/15222 }}</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. "Note on an article by Sir Ronald Fisher." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B (Methodological) (1956): 288–294.</ref>
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.
