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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

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

Susan D'Agostino

Oxford University Press

“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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