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Friday, October 20
Fri, Oct 20, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Aventine Ballroom G
Speed Poster 3 and Refreshments sponsored by AT&T

Engaging Undergraduates in Bayesian Thinking (304072)

*Alicia Anne Johnson, Macalester College 

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.