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Introduction to Bayesian hierarchical modelling using R (IBHM01)

23rd August 2016 - 26th August 2016

Course Overview:

This course will cover introductory hierarchical modelling for real-world data sets from a Bayesian perspective. These methods lie at the forefront of statistics research and are a vital tool in the scientist’s toolbox. The course focuses on introducing concepts and demonstrating good practice in hierarchical models. All methods are demonstrated with data sets which participants can run themselves. Participants will be taught how to fit hierarchical models using the Bayesian modelling software Jags and Stan through the R software interface. The course covers the full gamut from simple regression models through to full generalised multivariate hierarchical structures. A Bayesian approach is taken throughout, meaning that participants can include all available information in their models and estimates all unknown quantities with uncertainty. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data sets for discussion with the course tutors.

Intended Audience

Research postgraduates, practicing academics and professionals in government and industry.

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Availability – 30 places
Duration – 4 days
Contact hours – Approx. 28 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 2 ECT’s
Language – English

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Andrew Parnell

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Dr. Oliver Hooker

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Details

Start:
23rd August 2016
End:
26th August 2016

Venue

SCENE
Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom
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Phone:
01360 870271