The topic of Bayesian updating is explored using standard and non-standard dice as an intuitive and motivating model. Details of calculating posterior probabilities for a discrete distribution are provided, offering a different view to P-values. This article also includes the stars and bars counting technique, a powerful method of counting that is accessible to students who have been introduced to permutations and combinations. Supportive R code is included throughout, and a Shiny application accompanies the article allowing for an interactive exploration of the topics discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-123
Number of pages10
JournalTeaching Statistics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Education


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