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Bayes's Theorem$
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Richard Swinburne

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263419

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263419.001.0001

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Bayesianism in Statistics

Bayesianism in Statistics

Chapter:
(p.39) 3 Bayesianism in Statistics
Source:
Bayes's Theorem
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Colin Howson

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263419.003.0003

This chapter discusses Bayesianism in statistics. The first section of the chapter is devoted to the First Bayesian Theory, which is immediately followed by a discussion of significance tests and the Second Bayesian Theory. Lindley's Paradox and the Neyman-Pearson Theory are examined in detail, along with the concept of priors and likelihood. The final portion of the chapter focuses on the Second Bayesian theory as logic.

Keywords:   Bayesianism, statistics, First Bayesian Theory, significance tests, Second Bayesian Theory, Lindley's Paradox, Neyman-Pearson Theory, priors, likelihood

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