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Activity Number: 243 - Thinking Beyond the P-Value: Advancing Bayesian Education for the Undergraduates
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 : 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Bayesian Statistical Science
Abstract #309298
Title: A Probability Plus Bayes Course
Author(s): Jim H Albert*
Companies: Bowling Green State University
Keywords: Simulation; Bayesian; Markov Chain Monte Carlo; hierarchical modeling; regression

The traditional calculus-based introduction to statistical inference consists of a semester of probability followed by a semester of frequentist inference. Cobb (2015) challenges the statistical education community to rethink the undergraduate statistics curriculum. In particular, he suggests that we should focus on two goals: making fundamental concepts accessible and minimizing prerequisites to research. Using five underlying principles of Cobb, we describe a new calculus-based introduction to statistics based on simulation-based Bayesian computation.

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