Syllabus ASRM 453

ASRM 453 Applied Bayesian Analysis (Same as STAT 431)

Introduction to the concepts and methodology of Bayesian statistics, for students with fundamental knowledge of mathematical statistics. Topics include Bayes' rule, prior and posterior distributions, conjugacy, Bayesian point estimates and intervals, Bayesian hypothesis testing, noninformative priors, practical Markov chain Monte Carlo, hierarchical models and model graphs, and more advanced topics as time permits. Implementations in R and specialized simulation software.

Credit: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

Prerequisite: STAT 410 and knowledge of R.