Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

Title: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
Instructor: Professor Charles Franklin, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Date: 03/24/2005-03/25/2005 at 9:30AM both days
Location: Irving Hoch Conference Room (GR3.606)

This course introduces Bayesian methods for data analysis in the social sciences. Bayesian methods provide a flexible and powerful approach to complex statistical models and have a theoretical elegance and clarity that is impressive. Bayesian models inherently recognize and incorporate subjective judgments of the researcher, which is the source of both their great power the controversy surrounding their use. We will discuss some of the epistemological issues raised by Bayesian methods as well as their application.

Course Notes: The course notes and data are available in PDF format and can be downloaded together in this ZIP file.

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