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The D-Lab, 356 Barrows (unless otherwise noted)


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Bayesian Modeling is OK

19 Mar 2014

This week, we shift to the relatively uncontroversial practice of Bayesian modeling. You can even do frequentist statistics on your results.


For an overview, we’ll read:

Perfors, A., Tenenbaum, J. B., Griffiths, T. L., & Xu, F. (2011). A tutorial introduction to Bayesian models of cognitive development. Cognition, 120(3), 302–321.

And for application, we’ll read:

Tenenbaum, J. B., Griffiths, T. L., & Kemp, C. (2006). Theory-based Bayesian models of inductive learning and reasoning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(7), 309–318. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2006.05.009

It’s all a little cognitively focused, but hopefully we can see how this might be applied to learning in societies, institutions, etc.!