Introduction to Bayesian statistics using BUGS
Thursday 30th March — Friday 31st March 2017
- Registration opens at 9am. Course starts 9.30am.
- Venue: Seminar rooms, Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, adjacent to Addenbrooke’s Hospital (directions)
- Day 1 – Introduction to the use of Monte Carlo methods, Bayesian methods, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), regression models, and implementation in OpenBUGS/WinBUGS or JAGS/OpenBUGS/WinBUGS via R.
- Day 2 – Generalised linear models, predictions, missing data, model criticism, model comparison and assessing sensitivity to prior distributions, introduction to hierarchical models.
See course details for the full timetable.
The emphasis throughout will be on practical examples: software and code to carry out all the analyses will be provided (see software download). Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for the practicals.
- Statisticians working in any application area, with familiarity of classical methods such as generalised linear and random-effects modelling.
- No experience of Bayesian methods or specialist software will be assumed.
We also run a companion course Advanced Bayesian Modelling with BUGS.
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