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Frequentist vs Bayesian statistics - a non-statisticians view

  title={Frequentist vs Bayesian statistics - a non-statisticians view},
  author={Maarten H. P. Ambaum},
  journal={arXiv: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability},
  • M. Ambaum
  • Published 10 August 2012
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
People who by training end up dealing with probabilities ("statisticians") roughly fall into one of two camps. One is either a frequentist or a Bayesian. To a scientist, who needs to use probabilities to make sense of the real world, this division seems sometimes baffling. I will argue that science mostly deals with Bayesian questions. Yet the dominance of frequentist ideas in statistics points many scientists in the wrong statistical direction. 

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