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August 30th, 2015, 01:23 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2013 Posts: 3 Thanks: 0  Prior probability distribution for k [a;b]
Hi folks. I've a question. Let k be a parameter which must be estimated. It lies within the interval [a;b], a and b being finite real numbers. Let us further assume we dispose of a series of measurements X of known standard deviations. X is a complex function of k. What are Jeffreys prior and Bernardo's prior? Many thanks for your answer Last edited by lotharson; August 30th, 2015 at 02:04 PM. 
August 30th, 2015, 03:34 PM  #2 
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Do we dispose of some type of guarantee that these priors imitate the shape of the likelihood in such a way that the posterior distribution delivers us a result close enough to the Maximum Likelihood Estimate?


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