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By Richard W. Andrews, James O. Berger, Murray H. Smith (auth.), Constantine Gatsonis, James S. Hodges, Robert E. Kass, Nozer D. Singpurwalla (eds.)

ISBN-10: 038794043X

ISBN-13: 9780387940434

ISBN-10: 1461227143

ISBN-13: 9781461227144

The earlier few years have witnessed dramatic advances in computational equipment for Bayesian inference. for that reason, Bayesian ways to fixing a large choice of difficulties in information research and decision-making became possible, and there's at present a progress spurt within the program of Bayesian tools. the aim of this quantity is to give numerous specific examples of functions of Bayesian considering, with an emphasis at the medical or technological context of the matter being solved. The papers accrued right here have been offered and mentioned at a Workshop held at Carnegie-Mellon collage, September 29 via October 1, 1991. There are 5 ma­ jor articles, each one with dialogue items and a answer. those articles have been invited by means of us following a public solicitation of abstracts. the issues they tackle are diversified, yet all endure on coverage decision-making. notwithstanding no longer a part of our unique layout for the Workshop, that commonality of subject does emphasize the usefulness of Bayesian meth­ ods during this enviornment. besides the invited papers have been numerous extra commentaries of a basic nature; the 1st remark was once invited and the remaining grew out of the dialogue on the Workshop. additionally there are 9 contributed papers, chosen from the thirty-four awarded on the Workshop, on numerous functions. This selection of case experiences illustrates the ways that Bayesian tools are being integrated into statistical perform. The strengths (and obstacles) of the technique develop into obvious throughout the examples.

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