Basics of Bayesian Probability
Presented by Prof. Alan HEAVENS on 8 Mar 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Session: Astro Stat
We will start from the beginning with a discussion of the sorts of statistical problem that arise in scientific analysis, and then review basic probability theory for completeness. We will discuss briefly the difference between the Bayesian and Frequentist approaches. Priors play a special role in Bayesian analysis, so we will pay attention to when priors matter and when they don't. We discuss the interpretation how to interpret the posterior for parameter inference.