Bayes versus Frequentism: the return of an old controversy

Louis Lyons

Oxford University

Jueves 4/11/2010, 14 hs
Aula Federman, 1er piso, Pabellón I 


These two very different approaches to analysing data are described and contrasted, using examples both from every-day life and from the world of Physics. Their interpretations of 'probability' are contrasted. When used for determining parameters of a theory, cases where the resulting answers differ significantly are described. Finally, a summary is given of the differences between the Bayesian and Frequentist approaches.

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