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Bayes: the science of evidence

Likelihood

Likelihood

Suppose that you are conducting an opinion poll in which you ask 20 people about whether they believe access to medical euthanasia for terminally ill patients, often called "physician-assisted suicide", is acceptable. Your poll finds that of those 20 people, 11 endorse physician-assisted suicide. What can be inferred about the population from these data? In this article, we discuss the "likelihood" portion of Bayes' theorem, which is the contribution of the data to belief.

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Basic Bayes: Binomial data

Basic Bayes: Binomial data

Binomial with beta prior.

Analysis of Normal data 1: known population variance

Analysis of normal data

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Accumulating evidence with Bayes

Accumulating evidence with Bayes

Sequentially accumulating evidence with Bayes.

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