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Department Seminar Series: Stephen Walker, When Bayesian and Frequentist Hypothesis Testing Match

Friday, March 28, 2014
12:00 AM
340 East Hall

The talk is about Bayesian testing of hypothesis of the type H_0: t=t_0 vs H_1: t ne t_0 using Bayes factors. There are large classes of such Bayesian tests for which no matter what prior or critical region for the Bayes factor are chosen, the test coincides with the classical test. The extent of this matching of tests is explored.