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Bayesian Data Analysis, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Donald B. Rubin, Aki Vehtari, David B. Dunson, Hal S. Stern, John B. Carlin, Andrew Gelman

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Chapter 4

Asymptotics and connections to non-Bayesian approaches

We have seen that many simple Bayesian analyses based on noninformative prior distributions give similar results to standard non-Bayesian approaches (for example, the posterior t interval for the normal mean with unknown variance). The extent to which a noninformative prior distribution can be justified as an objective assumption depends on the amount of information available in the data: in the simple cases discussed in Chapters 2 and 3, it was clear that as the sample size n increases, ...

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