Master of Science
Arthur L. Brody
This study was run to study human sensitivity to changes in sample variance. The subjects observed lists of numbers and were asked to estimate the mean for each list. Then they were to indicate how confident they were in their choice by means of a graph. The graph was to show the relative likelihood of other values they thought could be the mean. This type of graph can be considered a subjective probability distribution and is proposed for practical application in Bayesian statistical analysis.
Gellings, Joseph Grodon, "Bayesian prior probability distributions and subjective sensitivity to the variance of a sample of numbers" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 3724.