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Friday, October 20
Fri, Oct 20, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Aventine Ballroom E
Speed Session 3

Engaging Undergraduates in Bayesian Thinking (303895)

*Alicia Anne Johnson, Macalester College 

Keywords: Bayesian statistics, undergraduate education

Though complaining about p-values might feel like an old pastime, the ASA issued its first official p-value policy statement in June 2016. Upon outlining the common misuse of the p-value, the ASA offers a list of alternative practices that include Bayesian methods. Motivated by the ASA's statement, I'll discuss my Bayesian path as a researcher in Markov chain Monte Carlo methods and an educator at an undergraduate liberal arts college.