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Bayesianism in Statistics

Colin Howson

in Bayes's Theorem

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263419
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734175 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263419.003.0003

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Bayesianism in Statistics

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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

Chapter.  14119 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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