Tag: bayesian

277 Bayesian and frequentist reasoning in plain English 2010-07-19T19:25:39.467

204 How would you explain Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) to a layperson? 2010-07-19T23:21:05.320

188 What's the difference between a confidence interval and a credible interval? 2010-09-01T13:53:07.183

166 What is the best introductory Bayesian statistics textbook? 2010-07-19T21:18:12.713

104 What's wrong with XKCD's Frequentists vs. Bayesians comic? 2012-11-11T15:56:03.667

92 Help me understand Bayesian prior and posterior distributions 2013-05-09T13:51:56.333

83 Who Are The Bayesians? 2015-08-13T18:11:57.967

82 ASA discusses limitations of $p$-values - what are the alternatives? 2016-03-08T08:32:23.927

73 Are there any examples where Bayesian credible intervals are obviously inferior to frequentist confidence intervals 2010-09-03T18:23:44.087

62 List of situations where a Bayesian approach is simpler, more practical, or more convenient 2012-10-29T03:39:14.300

62 How much to pay? A practical problem 2016-01-21T15:06:42.780

62 When (if ever) is a frequentist approach substantively better than a Bayesian? 2016-02-04T16:27:19.647

61 What is a good, convincing example in which p-values are useful? 2016-03-11T11:44:59.917

61 Is there any *mathematical* basis for the Bayesian vs frequentist debate? 2016-08-18T03:40:05.863

61 Why should I be Bayesian when my model is wrong? 2017-04-20T15:28:29.097

56 What is an "uninformative prior"? Can we ever have one with truly no information? 2012-01-03T05:12:15.807

56 Where did the frequentist-Bayesian debate go? 2012-01-03T20:08:38.220

56 Bayesians: slaves of the likelihood function? 2012-10-01T21:01:14.413

55 Why is the Jeffreys prior useful? 2012-10-08T22:57:55.327

51 Who are frequentists? 2016-08-29T18:48:51.237

45 Examples of Bayesian and frequentist approach giving different answers 2012-11-13T09:13:38.200

43 What is the difference between a particle filter (sequential Monte Carlo) and a Kalman filter? 2010-08-26T21:00:11.910

42 Bayesian statistics tutorial 2011-02-18T00:35:17.267

41 What are the cons of Bayesian analysis? 2011-10-17T20:33:19.227

41 Why is a Bayesian not allowed to look at the residuals? 2014-02-06T08:53:15.957

39 Why would someone use a Bayesian approach with a 'noninformative' improper prior instead of the classical approach? 2012-05-02T22:47:12.283

39 What does the inverse of covariance matrix say about data? (Intuitively) 2013-10-22T12:00:53.823

38 Eliciting priors from experts 2010-07-19T19:12:12.510

38 Bayes regression: how is it done in comparison to standard regression? 2016-12-20T17:35:54.453

36 Do working statisticians care about the difference between frequentist and Bayesian inference? 2010-08-12T20:09:33.550

35 What is the connection between credible regions and Bayesian hypothesis tests? 2012-07-05T12:20:33.057

35 Is it possible to interpret the bootstrap from a Bayesian perspective? 2013-10-03T09:21:50.613

35 Would a Bayesian admit that there is one fixed parameter value? 2014-01-29T12:20:04.717

34 Think like a bayesian, check like a frequentist: What does that mean? 2016-08-16T13:33:23.400

33 What is Bayes' theorem all about? 2010-07-26T20:30:36.507

33 What is the difference in Bayesian estimate and maximum likelihood estimate? 2013-10-29T23:15:00.087

32 Is p-value essentially useless and dangerous to use? 2015-01-25T20:01:17.033

30 Entropy-based refutation of Shalizi's Bayesian backward arrow of time paradox? 2012-05-09T00:41:06.787

30 What would a robust Bayesian model for estimating the scale of a roughly normal distribution be? 2014-01-13T16:08:49.497

29 Can someone explain the concept of 'exchangeability'? 2010-10-12T14:59:04.240

29 Why is the Dirichlet distribution the prior for the multinomial distribution? 2012-11-27T08:09:07.157

29 What exactly is a Bayesian model? 2014-12-14T04:02:04.723

28 Two R packages for topic modeling, LDA and topicmodels? 2012-03-10T15:47:09.277

28 Bayesian equivalent of two sample t-test? 2014-12-26T19:06:05.300

28 What do confidence intervals say about precision (if anything)? 2016-03-30T12:40:36.490

27 What are some illustrative applications of empirical likelihood? 2012-06-25T05:20:37.380

27 Teaching first Bayesian or frequentist statistics 2017-01-25T09:59:14.440

26 Why should we use t errors instead of normal errors? 2014-10-20T16:15:24.243

25 What is the best method for checking convergence in MCMC? 2010-07-22T13:40:30.237

25 Why are Jeffreys priors considered noninformative? 2011-02-22T23:01:36.607

25 Ziliak (2011) opposes the use of p-values and mentions some alternatives; what are they? 2011-11-03T18:09:19.700

24 Addressing model uncertainty 2011-07-04T22:15:12.780

24 Bayesian vs frequentist Interpretations of Probability 2012-07-05T14:41:27.480

24 Do Bayesians accept Kolmogorov's axioms? 2014-11-30T20:08:45.073

23 Is a vague prior the same as a non-informative prior? 2011-02-22T14:49:46.453

23 History of uninformative prior theory 2016-11-18T15:56:59.147

22 What's the Bayesian equivalent of a general goodness of fit test? 2013-09-10T06:12:32.863

22 What statistical model or algorithm could be used to solve the John Snow Cholera problem? 2017-08-11T19:08:22.177

21 Introduction to measure theory 2011-01-11T21:01:20.807

21 Weakly informative prior distributions for scale parameters 2011-01-24T18:02:29.257

21 How to choose between learning algorithms 2011-03-25T03:04:24.757

21 Residual diagnostics in MCMC -based regression models 2012-06-11T13:46:33.007

21 What are some well known improvements over textbook MCMC algorithms that people use for bayesian inference? 2012-12-26T17:55:02.343

21 Can a Multinomial(1/n, ..., 1/n) be characterized as a discretized Dirichlet(1, .., 1)? 2015-04-10T15:04:15.837

21 From Bayesian Networks to Neural Networks: how multivariate regression can be transposed to a multi-output network 2017-02-07T09:33:22.357

20 "Fully Bayesian" vs "Bayesian" 2012-07-07T15:15:45.650

20 Elementary statistics for jurors 2012-08-11T01:08:12.880

20 Next steps after "Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning" 2013-05-16T06:24:47.677

20 How do Bayesians compare distributions? 2013-06-03T12:29:34.443

20 Combining information from multiple studies to estimate the mean and variance of normally distributed data - Bayesian vs meta-analytic approaches 2014-01-05T16:15:32.233

20 Relation between variational Bayes and EM 2014-07-03T12:44:47.333

20 Did I just invent a Bayesian method for analysis of ROC curves? 2016-01-05T18:11:31.140

20 Is it true that Bayesian methods don't overfit? 2017-03-02T21:51:48.950

19 Article about misuse of statistical method in NYTimes 2011-01-17T11:11:10.560

19 Is Bayesian statistics genuinely an improvement over traditional (frequentist) statistics for behavioral research? 2011-03-11T19:47:33.830

19 Best approach for model selection Bayesian or cross-validation? 2012-01-07T22:03:16.283

19 What does "fiducial" mean (in the context of statistics)? 2013-06-08T16:49:31.880

19 Posterior very different to prior and likelihood 2014-02-13T17:20:08.910

19 What are posterior predictive checks and what makes them useful? 2014-09-11T18:37:33.487

19 Jaynes' $A_p$ distribution 2015-11-13T10:13:34.073

19 Why is Lasso penalty equivalent to the double exponential (Laplace) prior? 2015-11-17T00:28:51.923

19 Antonym of variance 2015-11-25T11:25:39.887

19 What kind of information is Fisher information? 2016-02-14T21:42:21.417

18 Why break down the denominator in Bayes' Theorem? 2010-10-11T23:45:58.103

18 Equivalence between least squares and MLE in Gaussian model 2011-07-01T21:31:15.127

18 Stability of cross-validation in Bayesian models 2012-05-24T03:27:51.947

18 Difference between naive Bayes & multinomial naive Bayes 2012-07-27T14:17:18.010

18 Bayesian batting average prior 2013-01-17T01:28:28.760

18 Having a conjugate prior: Deep property or mathematical accident? 2013-05-18T06:42:11.413

18 Gentler approach to Bayesian statistics 2013-08-02T02:34:32.113

18 Does the Bayesian posterior need to be a proper distribution? 2014-02-20T16:48:02.937

18 What does "likelihood is only defined up to a multiplicative constant of proportionality" mean in practice? 2014-05-13T14:39:34.957

18 Gibbs sampling versus general MH-MCMC 2014-06-26T06:08:18.970

18 How to summarize credible intervals for a medical audience 2016-02-19T11:35:59.327

18 What exactly is the alpha in the Dirichlet distribution? 2016-11-08T18:38:31.543

18 Variational inference versus MCMC: when to choose one over the other? 2017-04-04T16:35:25.430

18 How is empirical bayes valid? 2017-07-22T14:12:28.983

17 Best books for an introduction to statistical data analysis? 2010-07-26T19:39:49.377

17 Nonparametric Bayesian analysis in R 2010-12-05T11:14:12.273