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Representists versus Propertyists: RabbitDucks – being good for what?

April 19, 2017
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Representists versus Propertyists: RabbitDucks – being good for what?

It is not that unusual in statistics to get the same statistical output (uncertainty interval, estimate, tail probability,etc.) for every sample, or some samples or the same distribution of outputs or the same expectations of outputs or just close enough expectations of outputs. Then, I would argue one has a variation on a DuckRabbit. In […] The post Representists versus Propertyists: RabbitDucks – being good for what? appeared first on…

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Applying statistics in science will likely remain unreasonably difficult in my life time: but I have no intention of changing careers.

March 8, 2017
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Applying statistics in science will likely remain unreasonably difficult in my life time: but I have no intention of changing careers.

This post is by Keith.   (Image from deviantart.com) There are a couple posts I have been struggling to put together, one is on what science is or should be (drawing on Charles Peirce). The other is on why a posterior is not a posterior is not a posterior: even if mathematically equivalent – they are […] The post Applying statistics in science will likely remain unreasonably difficult in my life…

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The Prior: Fully comprehended last, put first, checked the least?

January 11, 2017
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The Prior: Fully comprehended last, put first, checked the least?

Priors are important in Bayesian inference. Some would even say : ” In Bayesian inference you can—OK, you must—assign a prior distribution representing the set of values the coefficient [i.e any unknown parameter] can be.” Although priors are put first in most expositions, my sense is that in most applications they are seldom considered first, are […] The post The Prior: Fully comprehended last, put first, checked the least? appeared first…

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Avoiding only the shadow knowing the motivating problem of a post.

December 12, 2016
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Avoiding only the shadow knowing the motivating problem of a post.

Graphic From Given I am starting to make some posts to this blog (again) I was pleased to run across a youtube of Xiao-Li Meng being interviewed on the same topic by Suzanne Smith the Director of the Center for Writing and Communicating Ideas. One thing I picked up was to make the problem being addressed […] The post Avoiding only the shadow knowing the motivating problem of a post. appeared…

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