Some myths concerning statistical hypothesis testing

Sturla Molden sturla at molden_dot_net.invalid
Fri Nov 8 06:58:15 EST 2002


On Thu, 07 Nov 2002 18:51:38 +0100, Glen M. Sizemore wrote:

> GS: Tell me about Bayesian statistics, please!

Basically, if you want to judge if a hypotesis is correct,
then what you should compute is the probability that the
thypotesis is correct. And this is what Bayesian statistics does.


It is based on "Bayes theorem" that can be reformulated as:

Prob(H is correct given data) is proportional to 
Prob(data given H is correct) times Prob(H is correct a priori). 



S.M.



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