A few links to recent stories on Bayesian statistics:
- The Odds, Continually Updated (NYT) by Faye Flam (it’s the first of the month, so you might be able to read it without paying!), on the differences between frequentist and Bayesian statistics. The big examples here are the search for the fisherman John Aldridge, an (unpublished?) work of Gelman criticizing this paper claiming that ovulation has effects on voting, and recent efforts to make more precise estimates of the age of the Universe.
- Andrew Gelman’s issues with the article (basically, Flam got the big ideas right but misquoted Gelman in a few places);
- this Jon Butterworth blog post at the Guardian.
(hat tip to Tamara Broderick for the Butterworth article.)