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### What scenario corresponds to choosing the “true distribution” $p$ in $\textsf{KL}(p\parallel q)$?

I understand that when you think about changing $q$ in the Kullback-Leibler divergence $\textsf{KL}(p\parallel q)$, this corresponds to trying to find the distribution that minimizes information loss ...
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### How to use parameters to calculate a value which will be used for a statistical analysis?

I am confused on a basic statistics concept. Also, my terminology may be a bit off as well; I am a novice. I will be as simple and concise as possible. Hopefully, this scenario gets to the core of my ...
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### Power function of a test,example

Consider a population with the pdf $N(\theta,1)$ where $\theta$ is unknown and hypothesis $H_0:\theta=5.5$ and $H_1:\theta=8$.Suppose that $\bar{X}=\frac{1}{9}\sum_{i=1}^9 X_i.$Reject $H_0$ iff \$\bar{...
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### What is the probability of Jack finding Sam at the last bar?

Jack and Sam are friends. It is Saturday and Sam forgot his phone home. Jack knows that there is a 2/3 probability that Sam goes to a party. There are 10 clubs in town and all have an equal ...
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### What are the first historical examples of meta-analysis?

I am researching the history of meta-analysis, and have found several interesting scholarly sources, going O'Rourke to Hedges, just to name two recent ones. On top of these authoritative sources, I ...
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### Real-life examples confirming that the “ assignment of probabilities to events is the primary task of the probabilist”

I'm reading a graduate book on measure theoretic probability theory by Cinlar. In the introduction he says The actual assignment of probabilities to events is the primary task of the ...