What Are the Chances? Using Bayesian Statistics to Estimate a Proportion

Monday, November 26, 2012 at 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Bronfman Science Center, 106 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

What Are the Chances?  Using Bayesian Statistics to Estimate a ProportionEugene Murphy '13
Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium

Abstract: We generally assume that a coin toss is equally likely to come up heads or tails. But what if it weren’t? We’ll explore ways of drawing inference about an unknown proportion that incorporate our prior beliefs.

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