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STAT 8700  BAYESIAN STATISTICS (3 credits)

The objective of this course is to introduce the Bayesian approach to statistical inference. Topics covered include: Review of probability, Bayes theorem, and Likelihood; The Bayesian methodology, prior and posterior distributions; Choices of prior distribution, conjugate and Jeffreys priors; Credible intervals and inference; Bayesian computation - Markov Chain Monte Carlo and the Gibbs Sampler; Hierarchical models; Regression models.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 8756 or equivalent or permission of instructor.