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September 2006 The case for objective Bayesian analysis
James Berger
Bayesian Anal. 1(3): 385-402 (September 2006). DOI: 10.1214/06-BA115


Bayesian statistical practice makes extensive use of versions of objective Bayesian analysis. We discuss why this is so, and address some of the criticisms that have been raised concerning objective Bayesian analysis. The dangers of treating the issue too casually are also considered. In particular, we suggest that the statistical community should accept formal objective Bayesian techniques with confidence, but should be more cautious about casual objective Bayesian techniques.


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James Berger. "The case for objective Bayesian analysis." Bayesian Anal. 1 (3) 385 - 402, September 2006.


Published: September 2006
First available in Project Euclid: 22 June 2012

zbMATH: 1331.62043
MathSciNet: MR2221271
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/06-BA115

Keywords: coherency , data dependent priors , elicitation , frequentist validation , History of objective Bayes , Information , Invariance , Jeffreys priors , marginalization paradox , matching priors , reference priors , Subjective Bayes , unification of statistics , vague proper priors

Rights: Copyright © 2006 International Society for Bayesian Analysis


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