Course Schedule
Course Schedule
Date  Readings  Topic of Class 
Aug 23 
Hoff Chapter 1 
Introduction/History. 
23 

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

25 
When did Bayesian inference become Bayesian: Fienberg 
What is probability?; Confidence Intervals and their correct interpretation. 
27 

HW 0 Out (Due Friday Sept. 3) LaTeX

4 

BetaBinomial Simulation

Sept. 6 
Chapter 3 Hoff 
Transformations HW 1 Out (Due Sept. 20) HW 1 Supplement .tex

8 

The Normal Posterior. Flat Priors and beyond 


Predictive distributions: normal case. 

HW 2 Out .texDue Monday, Oct. 4 

None 
Coverage verses Confidence 

28 
Could Fisher, Jeffreys and Neyman Have Agreed? 


Begin MCMC (MetropolisHastings & Gibbs) 


HW 3 Out .texDue Monday, Oct. 18 


Gelfand and Smith 


Metropolis Hasting truncated normal proposal notes 


Code from class example Fix the precision update. 


The Precision Matrix and Conditional Independence 


Wishart Distributions, Covariance Estimation, Random Effect Models. 


PValues: interval testing and incoherence pval paper 


BASP Statement on PValues 


ASA Statement on PValues 


HW 4 Out .tex Rat Data Due Nov. 16 


PValues: interval testing and incoherence pval paper 

Nov. 28 
Homework 6 
HW 5 Out Due @ Final Exam (Dec. 15 by Midnight). .tex 
Nov. 28 
HW6 Regression Data 
Model1_5444 Model2_5444 Model3_5444 

The Bayesian Lasso Bayes Lasso Paper 