Online Program Home
  My Program

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 173 - Novel Approaches to Pedogogy
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 31, 2017 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #322809 View Presentation
Title: Bayes for Beginners: No Need to Hesitate
Author(s): Jeffrey Witmer*
Companies: Oberlin College
Keywords: Bayes ; education ; MCMC

In 1996 David Moore gave a JSM talk entitled "Bayes for Beginners: Some Reasons to Hesitate" in which he argued against teaching Bayesian methods in a first course. His first reason to hesitate was that Bayesian methods were rarely used in practice. Times have changed - a lot. With Markov chain Monte Carlo available, Bayesian applications have become widely used. It is time for the statistics education community to get on board.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

Back to the full JSM 2017 program

Copyright © American Statistical Association