id: 06439630
dt: j
an: 2015d.00871
au: Fisher, Christopher R.; Wolfe, Christopher R.
ti: Teaching Bayesian parameter estimation, Bayesian model comparison and null
hypothesis significance testing using spreadsheets.
so: Spreadsheets Educ. 5, No. 3, 16 p., electronic only (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Bond University, Faculty of Business, Gold Coast, Queensland
la: EN
cc: K75 U75
ut: stochastics; university teaching; Bayesian statistics; statistical
inference; Bayesian model comparison; null hypothesis significance
testing; spreadsheets; computer as educational medium; conditional
probability; misconceptions; conversion errors; distributions;
graphical representations; normal approximation; Bayesian parameter
estimation; Likelihood distribution; posterior distribution
ci:
li: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/ejsie/vol5/iss3/3/
ab: Summary: Learning statistics is often characterized by tedium and
frustration. To make matters worse, pervasive misunderstandings of
conditional probabilities often impede learning. We present an
interactive spreadsheet designed to elucidate such misconceptions
through a comparison of three statistical approaches: Bayesian
parameter estimation, Bayesian model comparison and null hypothesis
significance testing. Learning is facilitated through the systematic
exploration of each method and the use of graphical displays of the
distributions. The conceptual underpinnings of each approach are
described as well as their implementation in the spreadsheet. We
conclude with some suggested pedagogical questions designed to
elucidate the commonalities and differences between each approach.
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