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Applied Bayesian Data Analysis - Online Course

A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

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

10:00am-12:30pm (convert to your local time) Thursday-Saturday
1:30pm-4:00pm Thursday, 1:30pm-3:30pm Friday & Saturday

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Bayesian methods have revolutionized statistics over the last quarter of a century. This is not an exaggeration. The appeal of Bayesian statistics is its intuitive basis in making direct probability statements for all assertions, and the ability to blend disparate types of data into the same model.

Bayesian models take existing knowledge and update it as new data becomes available, a principle that works across all scientific disciplines. The cost of this added inferential power is more reliance on computing. Fortunately, there are powerful software packages for Bayesian statistics that are free and easy to use (with some training).

This seminar assumes no prior experience with Bayesian statistical modeling, and is intended as both a theoretical and practical introduction. An understanding of Bayesian statistical modeling will be developed by relating it to your existing knowledge of traditional frequentist approaches. The philosophical underpinnings and departures from conventional frequentist interpretations of probability will be explained. This, in turn, will motivate the development of Bayesian statistical modeling.

Starting September 8, 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.

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“Roy’s teaching is great!"

“Roy’s teaching is great! He provides great and very clear explanations with the right amount of detail and background for an introductory course. Thanks a lot, Roy. Pre-course communications were also timely and helpful.”

Emily MacLean

McGill University

"His explanations were clear..."

“The professor was excellent. His explanations were clear, his presentation pace allowed time to think, his slides were clear, and he seemed to have a firm grasp on the learner’s needs. The asynchronous and virtual option was much appreciated. I wouldn’t have been able to attend otherwise.”

Krista Schroeder

Temple University

“Dr. Levy is an unusually good teacher...”

“Dr. Levy is an unusually good teacher. I felt privileged to sit in his class.”

Manuel Lombardero

University of Pittsburgh