and in characterizing the state of knowledge in defense analysis and testing problems. The structure of hierarchical models would permit the merging of expert opinion with sparse data and the pooling of information from multiple studies. Bayesian methods can also be applied in a straightforward manner to analyze accumulating bodies of data.

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