Introduction to Edwards, Lindman, and Savage (1963) Bayesian Statistical Inference for Psychological Research

  • William H. DuMouchel
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The 1963 paper by Edwards, Lindman, and Savage introduces Bayesian inference to practically minded audiences. It provides a brief history and definition of Bayesian methods and explicates some of the key implications of Bayesian theory for statistical practice. In addition, the paper develops two key Bayesian topics further than had been previously done: the principle of “stable estimation” and the comparison of the Bayesian and classical approaches to “sharp null hypotheses.”


Prior Distribution Bayesian Inference Subjective Probability Stable Estimation Prior Opinion 
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