A Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Inference in the Social Sciences
January 13th, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. (EST)
Dr. Jeff Gill
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Government and the Department of Mathematics, American University
This workshop introduces Bayesian inference. The goal is to provide an introduction to Bayesian statistics for social science students and practitioners that starts from the absolute beginning and walks participants steadily through the material.
At the end of the workshop participants will understand the core tenets of Bayesian theory and practice in a way that enables them to specify, implement, and understand models using practical social science data. Each module will cover theoretical principles and real-world applications that provide motivation and intuition.
Because Bayesian methods are intricately tied to software solutions code in both R and Python will be provided throughout.
Audience & Prerequisites:
No previous knowledge is required other than that in a basic, typically undergraduate, statistics course.