Bayesian statistics: principles, models, and applications

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Wiley, May 10, 1989 - Mathematics - 237 pages
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An introduction to Bayesian statistics, with emphasis on interpretation of theory, and application of Bayesian ideas to practical problems. First part covers basic issues and principles, such as subjective probability, Bayesian inference and decision making, the likelihood principle, predictivism, and numerical methods of approximating posterior distributions, and includes a listing of Bayesian computer programs. Second part is devoted to models and applications, including univariate and multivariate regression models, the general linear model, Bayesian classification and discrimination, and a case study of how disputed authorship of some of the Federalist Papers was resolved via Bayesian analysis. Includes biographical material on Thomas Bayes, and a reproduction of Bayes's original essay. Contains exercises.

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Contents

Foundations
3
Principles
23
Approximations Numerical Methods
69
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About the author (1989)

S. JAMES PRESS, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author (with Judith M. Tanur) of The Subjectivity of Scientists and the Bayesian Approach, also published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001.