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

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.


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