Bayes' Theorem is hard.
Is it, though?
If you flick through any of the other books on Bayesian statistics you'll get the distinct impression that you'll have a lot of really hard maths to do, and it can be really intimidating.
But is that what Bayesian stats is really all about?
If you're wondering whether you should have a look at Bayesian statistics to see if it's right for you, then Bayes' Theorem and Bayesian Statistics in the Getting Started With Statistics series is your first port of call.
If what you need is a short guide to getting started, a snappy little non-threatening introduction to Bayes' Theorem and Bayesian Statistics that dispels the biggest myths, answers the most frequently asked questions and inspires you to take the next steps in your journey, then look no further.
Bayes' Theorem and Bayesian Statistics is that guide.
This book is not written for statisticians. Nor is it written by a statistician.
A Physicist by trade, and a self-taught statistician, I may have worked (and taught) as a statistician for several years but I have my own struggles with statistics, so I understand where the hard bits are. Better still, I know how to explain them to others in plain English without using difficult to understand technical terminology.
That's what you can expect in this book.
First, I'll explain what Bayes' Theorem is in simple terms.
Then you'll move on to understanding what conditional probability is and why you don't need it if you want to find a parking spot, but you do if you're playing cards (and you want to win).
You'll learn about Prior and Posterior probabilities, and use them to work out if you need to take a brolly to the beach with you (spoiler alert – I live in Scotland. I always need to take a brolly to the beach!).
Then I'll bust a few myths about what Bayesian statistics is – and what it isn't.
By this point you'll have made up your mind about whether you want to go further, so I'll show you how to take your next steps.
Bayes' Theorem and Bayesian Statistics makes no assumptions about your previous experience and is perfect for beginners and the Bayes-curious!
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