# Teaching statistics in the physics curriculum: Unifying and clarifying role of subjective probability

@article{DAgostini1999TeachingSI, title={Teaching statistics in the physics curriculum: Unifying and clarifying role of subjective probability}, author={Giulio D'Agostini}, journal={American Journal of Physics}, year={1999}, volume={67}, pages={1260-1268} }

Subjective probability is based on the intuitive idea that probability quantifies the degree of belief that an event will occur. A probability theory based on this idea represents the most general framework for handling uncertainty. A brief introduction to subjective probability and Bayesian inference is given, with comments on typical misconceptions which tend to discredit it and with comparisons to other approaches.

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