Learning from New Data

In the New York Times, F.D. Flam provides an overview of Bayesian statistics, in which multiple sources of data are used to determine the probability a hypothesis is true. With this approach, new data can be incorporated into prior research to continually update our understanding of the research topic. Importantly, Bayesian statistics may help increase the reliability of studies in fields where research findings have proven difficult to replicate. The complete article can be found here

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