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Presentation 3F1. Teaching Introductory Statistics from A Bayesian Perspective

Jim Albert (USA)


Presentation Abstract

This paper reviews the past and current interest in using Bayesian thinking to introduce statistical inference. A Rationale for using a Bayesian approach is described and particular methods are described that make it easier to understand Bayes' rule. Several older and modern introductory statistics books are reviewed that use a Bayesian perspective. It is argued that a Bayesian perspective is very helpful in teaching a course in statistical literacy.


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