Statistical Heresies

Teaching Statistical Inference in the Bayesian Revolution

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I'm giving a talk today, highlighting some of the current Bayesian/frequentist relationships as they relate to introductory statistics education. You can download the pdf here.

We live in a world where analytics in the form of statistical inference is playing a significant role, from predicting elections, learning patterns in shopping habits, finding the genetic sources for diseases, and recognizing voice for computer control. Despite these successes, there is a serious disconnect between the best practices in the industry and what is typically taught at the undergraduate level. This faculty development seminar will introduce this problem, explore its history, present its causes, and make some modest proposals to solving it.

One comment after the fact - every single claim I made about why Bayes is not taught was demonstrated in the seminar.