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Applied Bayesian Data Analysis: A Second Course - Online Course

A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Roy Levy
Course Dates:

Thursday, December 5 –
Saturday, December 7, 2024

Schedule: All sessions are held live via Zoom. All times are ET (New York time).

10:00am-12:30pm (convert to your local time)

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NOTE: this course is designed for those who have previous experience with Bayesian methods. If you are looking to learn Bayesian analysis basics, check out Applied Bayesian Data Analysis.

Bayesian approaches to data analysis offer a number of advantages over conventional approaches. In addition, several advanced methods and models may be seen as implicitly or explicitly Bayesian. This seminar describes Bayesian approaches, and their attending advantages, in several advanced modeling frameworks, including factor analysis, structural equation models, and multilevel models.

Building off an understanding of Bayesian normal distribution and regression modeling, this seminar will cover Bayesian confirmatory factor analysis in depth, including procedures for model evaluation and model comparison. Importantly, we will cover the components of factor analysis in detail because they will also serve as the components for the other advanced models we will cover, including structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, and (time permitting) missing data modeling. The presentation of each of these topics is intended to illuminate broader ideas of Bayesian statistical modeling, such that key principles can be abstracted even for those researchers not working with the particular type of model at hand.

Starting December 5, we are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, livestream workshop held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. Each day will consist of two lecture sessions which include hands-on exercises, separated by a 1-hour break. You are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

*We understand that finding time to participate in livestream courses can be difficult. If you prefer, you may take all or part of the course asynchronously. The video recordings will be made available within 24 hours of each session and will be accessible for four weeks after the seminar, meaning that you will get all of the class content and discussions even if you cannot participate synchronously.

Closed captioning is available for all live and recorded sessions. Captions can be translated to a variety of languages including Spanish, Korean, and Italian. For more information, click here.

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“I liked that this course offered hands-on opportunities to perform exercises incorporating the Bayesian analysis approach. I also learned how this approach can serve as a very useful supplement, or a complement to other analytical approaches. Dr. Roy Levy is extremely knowledgeable in this area.”

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Illinois Tech

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