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Bayesian Statistical Inference for Psychological Research

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter introduces psychologists to the Bayesian outlook in statistics. Bayesian statistics is based on a definition of probability as a particular measure of the opinions of ideally consistent ... More


Sensory Cue Integration

Julia Trommershäuser, Konrad Kording, and Michael S. Landy (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195387247
eISBN:
9780199918379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387247.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This book provides an introduction into both computational models and experimental paradigms that are concerned with sensory cue integration both within and between sensory modalities. Importantly, ... More


Theoretical statistics and asymptotics

Nancy Reid

in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter sets out some ideas for incorporating into the teaching of theoretical statistics the advances made in the modern theory of parametric likelihood inference developed since the ... More


Statistics and the Scientific Method in Ecology

Brian Dennis

in The Nature of Scientific Evidence: Statistical, Philosophical, and Empirical Considerations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789552
eISBN:
9780226789583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789583.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The questioning of science and the scientific method continues within the science of ecology. The use of Bayesian statistical analysis has recently been advocated in ecology, supposedly to aid ... More


Bayesian methods

ZIHENG YANG

in Computational Molecular Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198567028
eISBN:
9780191728280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567028.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the theory and computation of Bayesian statistics and its applications to molecular evolution. It uses simple examples, such as distance estimation under ... More


Computational Molecular Evolution

Ziheng Yang

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198567028
eISBN:
9780191728280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567028.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The field of molecular evolution has experienced explosive growth in recent years due to the rapid accumulation of genetic sequence data, continuous improvements to computer hardware and software, ... More


Probabilistic Modeling in Physics

Claus Beisbart

in Probabilities in Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577439
eISBN:
9780191730603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577439.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How can probabilistic models from physics represent a target, and how can one understand the probabilities that figure in such models? The aim of this chapter is to answer these questions by ... More


Introduction

Paul Damien, Petros Dellaportas, Nicholas G. Polson, and David A. Stephens

in Bayesian Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695607
eISBN:
9780191744167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695607.003.0034
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This introductory chapter begins by noting how the three key ideas in this volume — hierarchical models, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and sequential Monte Carlo — that have revolutionized Bayesian ... More


Actuarial credibility theory and Bayesian statistics—the story of a special evolution

Udi Makov

in Bayesian Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695607
eISBN:
9780191744167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695607.003.0027
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Actuarial practitioners and researchers are more open to Bayesian thinking compared to their counterparts in the statistical world. This is evident in the context of credibility theory which adopted ... More


Bayesian Theory and Applications

Paul Damien, Petros Dellaportas, Nicholas G. Polson, and David A. Stephens (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695607
eISBN:
9780191744167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695607.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

The development of hierarchical models and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) techniques forms one of the most profound advances in Bayesian analysis since the 1970s and provides the basis for advances ... More


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