Comments, observations and thoughts from two bloggers on applied statistics, higher education and epidemiology. Joseph is an associate professor. Mark is a professional statistician and former math teacher.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I know that it is difficult to actually create a prior that substantively influences a point estimate (except by design). But I always find it hard to justify a default prior. Is it merely that Ihave not spent enough time thinking about my data? Or am I missing some sort of trick to this process?