Bayesian and Modern Statistical Data Analysis
Principles of data analysis and modern statistical modeling. Exploratory data analysis. Introduction to Bayesian inference, prior and posterior distributions, predictive distributions, hierarchical models, model checking and selection, missing data, introduction to stochastic simulation by Markov chain Monte Carlo using a higher level statistical language such as R or Matlab. Applications drawn from various disciplines. Not recommended for students with credit for Statistical Science 360. Recommended prerequisite: Statistical Science 210, 240, or both Statistical Science 230 and 250.