Comic endorsing Bayesian statistics
post by grouchymusicologist
score: 5 (8 votes) ·
Well, that might be editorializing on my part, but you'll see what I mean ...
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comment by jsalvatier
· score: 4 (8 votes) · LW
More of a critique of hypothesis testing than an endorsement of Bayes stats. It is a pretty tough criticism though.
comment by Vladimir_Nesov
· score: 7 (9 votes) · LW
Come on, it's about journalists' sloppiness in understanding technical statements. What the minecraft people said was certainty correct.
comment by bentarm
· score: 3 (5 votes) · LW
You don't have to be a Bayesian to do a correction for multiple comparisons. The scientists in the comic just did their job badly.
comment by HonoreDB
· score: 0 (0 votes) · LW
It's an excellent comic in that you can see room for improvement in every step. With better hypothesis generation, we control the number of false positives by controlling the number of false hypotheses--maybe they should have just kept playing Minecraft?