Description:A method for combining experimental results. The idea is this: if we "trust" the values and error bars reported by the various experimenters, the usual recipe for computing a weighted average and overall error bar is fine. But if the error bars are inflated or deflated (intentional or unintentional), the Bayesian approach allows for some "slop" in the error bars and finds optimal agreement between the experiments. For instance, if one experiment reports a value with small error bars that is quite different from other experiments, the usual weighted average calculation will be dominated by that "rogue" experiment. This does not happen with the Bayesian (SKEPTIC) recipe.
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Primary category:Math
File date:2020/03/03 18:23:09
Creation date:2020/01/30
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Version history:2020/04/11: Added to site
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