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How to Free Your Inner MathematicianNotes on Mathematics and Life$
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Susan D'Agostino

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198843597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198843597.001.0001

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Update your understanding, with Bayesian statistics

Update your understanding, with Bayesian statistics

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(p.233) 38 Update your understanding, with Bayesian statistics
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How to Free Your Inner Mathematician
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Susan D'Agostino

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843597.003.0039

“Update your understanding, with Bayesian statistics” provides an accessible introduction to Bayesian statistics, in which one begins with a belief, understanding, or prediction that is based on data and then, upon receiving new information, updates the prediction. Readers consider a Bayesian approach to hypothetical woman’s risk levels for breast cancer upon receiving notice of a positive mammogram. Mathematics students and enthusiasts are encouraged to consider a Bayesian approach whenever they are in a position to manage uncertainty in mathematics or life. At the chapter’s end, readers may check their understanding by working on a problem. A solution is provided.

Keywords:   Bayesian, statistics, prediction, data, mathematics, math, student

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