Differences between inferences obtained from Bayesian reliability models using system-level data versus component-level data have recently motivated a call for a "basic restructuring of the Bayes procedure ." In this note, I explore the source of such differences and demonstrate that Bayesian models would be aberrant only if such differences did not exist.
Statistical Methodology | Statistical Theory
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