Concordia University

https://www.concordia.ca/content/shared/en/events/artsci/polisci/wssr/2017/06/07/gillworkshop.html

NO ACCESS TO CONCORDIA CAMPUSES; ALL COURSES DELIVERED ONLINE

READ MORE

Workshops & seminars, Conferences & lectures

Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling for the Social Sciences

with Dr. Jeff Gill,
Professor, American University
Date and time
Date & time

June 7-8, 2017
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where
Where

Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Sir George Williams Campus

Cost
Cost

Participants must register to attend: Register here

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Speaker(s)
Speaker(s)

Dr. Jeff Gill
Professor, American University

Contact
Contact

WSSR Coordinator
514-848-2424 x7854

This course covers the theoretical and applied foundations of Bayesian statistical analysis with an emphasis on computational tools for Bayesian hierarchical models.  We will discuss model checking, model assessment, and model comparison. The course will cover Bayesian stochastic simulation (Markov chain Monte Carlo) in depth with an orientation towards deriving important properties of the Gibbs sampler and the Metropolis Hastings algorithm. Extensions and hybrids will be discussed.

We will then use Markov chain Monte Carlo tools to fit linear and nonlinear specifications with multiple levels, longitudinal features, and non-normal distributional assumptions.  Lectures will include theoretical discussions of modeling and estimation as well as practical guidance for fitting complex multilevel models with R and JAGS software. Applications will be drawn from political science, sociology, epidemiology, economic policy, and public administration.



Back to top Back to top

© Concordia University