0 1996 by the Ecological Society of America DISCUSSION : SHOULD ECOLOGISTS BECOME BAYESIANS ? 1 , 2

Bayesian statistics involve substantial changes in the methods and philosophy of science. Before adopting Bayesian approaches, ecologists should consider carefully whether or not scientific understanding will be enhanced. Frequentist statistical methods, while imperfect, have made an unquestioned contribution to scientific progress and are a workhorse of… CONTINUE READING