Harrell on Bayesian Statistics

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12 Nov 2018

Frank Harrell on bayesian statistics:

Any frequentist criticizing the Bayesian paradigm for requiring one to choose a prior distribution must recognize that she has a possibly more daunting task: to completely specify the experimental design, sampling scheme, and data generating process that were actually used and would be infinitely replicated to allow p-values and confidence limits to be computed.

Now that adaptive and sequential experiments are becoming more popular, and a formal mechanism is needed to use data from one experiment to inform a later experiment, Bayes is needed more than ever.

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