Accession Number:

ADA239515

Title:

Bayes Theorem from a Sampling-Resampling Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Even to the initiated, statistical calculations based on Bayes theorem can be daunting because of the numerical integrations required in all but the simplest applications. Moreover, from a teaching perspective, introductions to Bayesian statistics-if they are given at all-are circumscribed by these apparent calculational difficulties. Here we offer a straightforward sampling-resampling perspective on Bayesian inference, which has both pedagogic appeal and suggests easily implemented calculation strategies.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE