This post presents icons that attempt to capture the essence of Bayesian and frequentist analysis. There are four icons: Bayesian and frequentist approaches to decisions about null values, and Bayesian and frequentist approaches to parameter estimation. This post is an update of a previous post, motivated by many helpful comments from readers. For an explanation of what I mean by the "essence" of the approaches, and what I hope to achieve from this exercise, please see the previous post. Without further ado, the icons are presented below, first in a 2x2 grid, then one at a time with explanations in the captions.
|Frequentist null value assessment: The dark-blue line marks the best fit. The dark-pink line marks the null hypothesis.The light-pink lines show the sampling distribution from the null hypothesis. The best fit falls far outside any null-sampled line.|
|Bayesian estimation: The light-blue lines indicate the posterior distribution of credible lines. There is an explicit distribution of credibilities (i.e., posterior probabilities) across possibilities (possible slopes etc.).|
The four iconic images for Bayesian and frequentist data analysis by John K. Kruschke are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://doingbayesiandataanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/02/improved-icons-for-bayesian-and.html.