What is Bayesianism? A Guide for the Perplexed
David H. Kaye
Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law
Jurimetrics, Vol. 28, 1988
Bayes' Theorem, Bayesian statistics and Bayesian inference have been the subject of sharp dispute in various writings about legal rules of evidence and proof. This article disentangles the many meanings of "Bayesianism." It sketches several competing interpretations of probability, some leading schools of statistical inference, and the elements of Bayesian decision theory. In the process, it notes the aspects of Bayesian theory that have been applied in studies of forensic proof.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: Bayes’ Theorem, Statistical Proof, Scientific Evidence
Date posted: May 30, 2009
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