Frequentist approach to data analysis and interpretation in forensic anthropology

Minas Sifakis, Michael N. Kalochristianakis, Julieta Gómez García-Donas, Oguzhan Ekizoglu, Elena F. Kranioti

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Abstract

Forensic anthropologists are requested to give authorities estimates on the biological characteristics of unidentified decomposed remains in an effort to create a physical description that can be compared with a missing person’s profile, eventually leading to positive identification. To answer these questions, scientists traditionally follow a variety of statistical approaches such as frequentist and Bayesian statistics in both analysis and interpretation. The main subject of this chapter is to summarize the frequentist statistical approach and to illustrate with examples the rationale in the method selection and interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology
EditorsZuzana Obertová, Alistair Stewart, Cristina Cattaneo
PublisherAcademic Press
Chapter3.1
Pages109-124
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780128157640
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Forensic anthropology
  • Forensic medicine
  • Frequentist statistics
  • Frequentist inference
  • Scientific computing

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    Sifakis, M., Kalochristianakis, M. N., Gómez García-Donas, J., Ekizoglu, O., & Kranioti, E. F. (2020). Frequentist approach to data analysis and interpretation in forensic anthropology. In Z. Obertová, A. Stewart, & C. Cattaneo (Eds.), Statistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology (pp. 109-124). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-815764-0.00003-4