Quantifying Probative Value

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David H. Kaye

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law; Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - School of Life Science

Date Written: June 30, 1985

Abstract

This comment responds to a suggestion that the degree to which evidence E proves that a proposition H is true should be expressed as the arithmetic difference between the posterior probability of the proposition, P(H|E), and the prior probability, P(H). It describes other expressions for probative value that rest on the likelihood ratio for H and that do include the prior probability.

Keywords: Probative Value, Bayes Rule, Weight of Evidence, Likelihood Ratio

JEL Classification: C1

Suggested Citation

Kaye, David H., Quantifying Probative Value (June 30, 1985). Boston University Law Review, Vol. 66, pp. 761-766, 1986. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2773099

David H. Kaye (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law ( email )

University Park, PA 16802
United States

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Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - School of Life Science ( email )

111 E Taylor St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.personal.psu.edu/dhk3/index.htm

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