Prior Information and Subjective Probability

  • James O. Berger
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


As mentioned in Chapter 1, an important element of many decision problems is the prior information concerning θ. It was stated that a convenient way to quantify such information is in terms of a probability distribution on Θ. In this chapter, methods and problems involved in the construction of such probability distributions will be discussed.


Prior Distribution Prior Information Marginal Distribution Subjective Probability Prior Density 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • James O. Berger
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  1. 1.Institute of Statistics and Decision SciencesDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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