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Bayesian Statistics

26 September 2013
Ancient history

We've had Bayesian statistics applied to C14 methodology – providing an average date to get a more reliable fix on a situation for the archaeological community, but Bayesian statistics are also used in climate science – which may help people better understand how they are applied to C13 dating schemes. Apparently, it is a method which is open to a certain amount of abuse – if not applied correctly. Go to www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2013/1/25/uniform-priors-and-the-ipcc. html and www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2013/9/26/steve-jewson-on-bayesian-statistics.html (the first link can also be accessed from the second link if it does not work)

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