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ERIC Number: EJ848331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Pig Data and Bayesian Inference on Multinomial Probabilities
Kern, John C.
Journal of Statistics Education, v14 n3 Nov 2006
Bayesian inference on multinomial probabilities is conducted based on data collected from the game Pass the Pigs[R]. Prior information on these probabilities is readily available from the instruction manual, and is easily incorporated in a Dirichlet prior. Posterior analysis of the scoring probabilities quantifies the discrepancy between empirical and prior estimates, and yields posterior predictive simulations used to compare competing extreme strategies. (Contains 7 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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