Crash Course: Statistics #24 - Bayes

Today we’re going to talk about Bayes Theorem and Bayesian hypothesis testing.

Bayesian methods like these are different from how we’ve been approaching statistics so far, because they allow us to update our beliefs as we gather new information – which is how we tend to think naturally about the world. And this can be a really powerful tool, since it allows us to incorporate both scientifically rigorous data AND our previous biases into our evolving opinions. CORRECTION: At 2:09 the righthand side of the equation should not have P()’s, it should just be the raw numbers.


Data, Graphing & Statistics, Probability
High School, College

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