(Received June 28, 1991; revised April 7, 1992)
Abstract. This article proposes a non-Bayesian procedure for constructing inferential distributions which can be used for producing predictive distributions. The concepts of bootstrap and of predictive likelihood are employed for developing the method. A result is obtained for exponential families, and the Bayesian prediction based on Jeffreys' prior is newly justified.
Key words and phrases: Bootstrap, estimative fit, exponential family, inferential distribution, Jeffreys' prior, predictive distribution, predictive fit, predictive likelihood.
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