Sharon Bertsch McGrayne Answers Questions About ‘The Theory That Would Not Die’
The Theory That Would Not Die is a newly released biography of Bayesian analysis, carefully balanced to be accessible to a lay audience while captivating to a statistical one. Told without formulas, this eloquently written story is the history of an idea—a far-from-exhaustive, but enlightening, chronicle of the triumphs of Bayesian analysis. With examples from health, neuroscience, defense, actuarial science, and many other fields, The Theory That Would Not Die shows the breadth of Bayes’ successes. Although years of research—including such technical topics as the advancement of MCMC methods—are represented by selected examples, each highlighted example represents a multitude of other, equally important, equally gripping tales of success, both past and future.Some content is only viewable by ASA Members who subscribe to CHANCE. If you are an ASA member, log in to Members Only and look for CHANCE under your publications.