**Bayesian Statistics (Q)**

*Last offered Spring 2013*

The probability of an event can be defined in two ways: (1) the long-run frequency of the event, or (2) the belief that the event will occur. Classical statistical inference is built on the first definition given above, while Bayesian statistical inference is built on the second.
This course will introduce the student to methods in Bayesian statistics.
Topics covered include: prior distributions, posterior distributions, conjugacy, and Bayesian inference in single-parameter, multi-parameter, and hierarchical models. The computational issues associated with each of these topics will also be discussed.

**lecture**

*Class Format:***evaluation will be based on homework and exams**

*Requirements/Evaluation:*

*Additional Info:*

*Additional Info2:***STAT 201 and MATH 150 (formerly 105) and 250 (formerly 211), or permission of instructor**

*Prerequisites:***Juniors and Seniors, Math Majors**

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*Department Notes:*

*Material and Lab Fees:*

*Distribution Notes:***Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning**

*Divisional Attributes:*

*Other Attributes:***none**

*Enrollment Limit:***10**

*Expected Enrollment:***3242**

*Class Number:*CLASSES | ATTR | INSTRUCTORS | TIMES | CLASS NUMBER |
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STAT 341 LEC Bayesian Statistics (Q) | Wendy Wang |
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STAT 341 LEC Bayesian Statistics (Q) | Wendy Wang |
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STAT 341 LEC Bayesian Statistics (Q) | Wendy Wang |