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Foundations in Statistical Thinking - Session 3: What’s the Difference? Classical vs Bayesian Statistical Modelling

Pre-requisites: “Expanding your statistical universe” Workshop or Equivalent Background

Date: 08 September 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Venue: Online
Contact: Workshop abstracts and details about how to apply are available here. 
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This workshop helps newcomers to Bayesian analysis transition from their classical understanding of statistical modelling to a Bayesian one. Using regression to provide a simple and versatile context for enabling this transition, we explain the subtle differences in interpretation of model outputs.

Examples used will illustrate the impact of prior choices, from non-informative to informative, conjugate and otherwise. You will gain experience in how the prior can be harnessed to support a continually adaptive approach to updating your model as new information arrives. Code to reproduce examples will be provided in R.