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81 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 26 February 2010 07:43AM

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Comment author: Blueberry 26 February 2010 04:49:58PM 5 points [-]

This and this might be the kind of thing you're looking for.

Though the conflict really only applies in the artificial context of a math problem. Frequentialism is more like a special case of Bayesianism where you're making certain assumptions about your priors, sometimes specifically stated in the problem, for ease of calculation. For instance, in a Frequentialist analysis of coin flips, you might ignore all your prior information about coins, and assume the coin is fair.

Comment author: nazgulnarsil 26 February 2010 05:22:37PM 2 points [-]

thanks, that's what I was looking for. would it be correct to say that in the frequentist interpretation your confidence interval narrows as your trials approach infinity?

Comment author: wnoise 26 February 2010 06:17:31PM 3 points [-]

That is a highly desired property of Frequentist methods, but it's not guaranteed by any means.