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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 9

Decision analysis

What happens after the data analysis, after the model has been built and the inferences computed, and after the model has been checked and expanded as necessary so that its predictions are consistent with observed data? What use is made of the inferences once the data analysis is done?

One form of answer to this question came in Chapter 8, which discussed the necessity of extending the data model to encompass the larger population of interest, including missing observations, unobserved outcomes of alternative treatments, ...

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