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Science - Course - Bayesian Statistics

  • Course Code: STAT617
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3crs.)
  • Course Type: Pathway: Health (PH)

Course Description

To give students a practical introduction to methods of Bayesian analysis. Bayesian methods are of general interest, now being widely adopted and implemented in statistical packages such as R. They are also being increasingly used in medical statistics. Topics: Introduction to Bayesian Thinking, Single-Parameter Models, Multi-parameter Models, Introduction to Bayesian Computation, Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods, Hierarchical Modeling, Model Comparison, Regression Models, Gibbs Sampling, Using R to Interface with WinBUGS Textbook: Bayesian Computation with R, Springer (2nd Ed.), 2009.