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During the 1950's and 1960's, there was a debate among statisticians which featured the frequentists versus the Bayesians. The former insisted that statistical procedures only made sense when one uses the relative frequency concept. The Bayesians supported the use of degrees of belief as a basis for a new form of statistical practice.

Prior to and during the 1950's and 1960's, there was a debate among statisticians which featured the frequentists versus the Bayesians. The former insisted that statistical procedures only made sense when one uses the relative frequency concept. The Bayesians supported the use of degrees of belief as a basis for a new form of statistical practice.