Statistics in Archaeology- Bayesian Theoreme
Bayesian probability is one of the most popular interpretations of the concept
of probability.
The Bayesian interpretation of probability can be seen as an extension
of logic that enables reasoning with...
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Statistics in Archaeology- Bayesian Theoreme
Bayesian probability is one of the most popular interpretations of the concept
of probability.
The Bayesian interpretation of probability can be seen as an extension
of logic that enables reasoning with uncertain statements.
To evaluate the probability of
a hypothesis, the Bayesian probabilist specifies some prior probability, which is then
updated in the light of new relevant data.
The Bayesian interpretation provides a standard
set of procedures and formula to perform this calculation.
One of the crucial features of the
Bayesian view is that a probability is assigned to a hypothesis, whereas under
the frequentist view, a hypothesis is typically rejected or not rejected without directly
assigning a probability(http//:www.
wikipedia.
org/Bayesian_probability.
htm).
The basic idea behind the Bayesian approach to the interpretation of data is encapsulated in
Bayes’s Theorem(Bayes 1763).
In archaeological terms this simply means that we a
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