Monthly Archives: January 2015

Publication Bias and P-Values

Xkcd recently did a cartoon poking fun at what happens to science when people ascribe special meaning to certain numbers when calculating a p-value: Prominent statistician Andrew Gelman rightly pointed out that similar issues could and would easily occur if … Continue reading

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MaxEnt in Sivia

The book I most commonly recommend to physicists and astronomers who want an introduction to Bayesian Inference is “Data Analysis: A Bayesian Tutorial” by Sivia and Skilling. It’s a neat little book that presents things very clearly, perhaps with the exception … Continue reading

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