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Webinar: Bayes Goes to Bat: using baseball to introduce Bayesian estimation

July 28, 2009 Activity webinar presented by Jo Hardin, Pomona College, and hosted by Leigh Slauson, Otterbein College. Based on an activity by John Spurrier, this webinar uses a baseball example to introduce students to Bayesian estimation. Students use prior information to determine prior distributions which lead to different estimators of the probability of a hit in baseball. The webinar also compares different Bayesian estimators and different frequentist estimators using bias, variability, and mean squared error. The effect that sample size and dispersion of the prior distribution have on the estimator is then illustrated by the activity.
Alternate Title July 28, 2009 Act webinar
Date Of Record Creation 2009-08-02 10:42:47
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Author's Name Jo Hardin
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Date Record Checked: 2009-08-02 00:00:00

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