Accession Number : ADA135944

Title :   Some Alternatives to Bayes' Rule.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Diaconis,P ; Zabell,S

PDF Url : ADA135944

Report Date : 29 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This document focuses on two proposed alternatives to Bayes' rule for revising probability assessments in the face of new information: Richard Jeffrey's rule of conditioning and Arthur Dempster's rule of combination. Section 2 describes Jeffrey's rule. Section 3 describes upper and lower probabilities and Dempster's rule for their combination. Section 4 shows that the two rules are in fact closely connected: Jeffrey's rule is the additive version of Dempster's rule in those situations where the two rules are comparable.

Descriptors :   *Probability, *Functions(Mathematics), Bayes theorem, Statistical inference, Methodology, Modification, Judgement(Psychology), Comparison, Mapping

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE