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An Ad Hoc Bayesian Nethod for Determ•ning Lower Confidence Limits by John Courtney Cartland Jr. Major, United States Army B.S., University of i iissouri, Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN RESEARCH from the NAVAL SCHOOL September ## abdomen prediction lower upper ## 39 Based on the data, a Bayesian would expect that a man with waist circumference of centermeters should have bodyfat of % with 95% chance thta it is between % and %. Chapter 1 The Basics of Bayesian Statistics. Bayesian statistics mostly involves conditional probability, which is the the probability of an event A given event B, and it can be calculated using the Bayes rule. The concept of conditional probability is widely used in medical testing, in which false positives and false negatives may occur.   A comparison of the Bayesian methods with the generalized confidence interval procedure and the MOVER in obtaining confidence intervals for μ+(1/2)σ 2 The object of the paper by Zou et al. (, p. ) was to demonstrate the MOVER in different scenarios, i.e. for a few different combinations of n and σ 2, where μ = − (1 / 2) σ 2.

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