Fall 2017 not offered
|Certificates: Applied Data Science|
|Course Cluster: Data Analysis Minor|
This course introduces the applied principles of Bayesian statistical analysis. The Bayesian paradigm is particularly appealing in research where prior research and historical data are available on parameters of interest. This course will teach students appropriate techniques for analyzing data of this nature as well as broaden computational skills in R. The course will lay the foundation for Bayesian data analysis that students can use to further develop skills in decision making.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
NSM QAC, SBS QAC|
|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: MATH132 OR ECON300 OR [GOVT367 or QAC302]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CADS)(DATA-MN)
Albert, Jim, BAYESIAN COMPUTATION WITH R, Springer, 2009 (accessible online through the Wesleyan library).
Kruschke, John K., DOING BAYESIAN DATA ANALYSIS, Academic Press, 2011.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several homework assignments and a take-home final exam. Part of the grade will depend on class preparation and participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
An introductory statistics/probability background is a prerequisite for the course and that is why MATH 132 or ECON 300 or GOVT 367 are listed as formal prerequisites. Pre-req overrides will be approved by the Professor for students who satisfy this basic requirement through other course work.