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Distance Course Description

Please note that as of Fall 2007, our ST course prefix was changed to STAT. These courses are offered based on availability and student interest. If you want a particular course to be offered soon, please contact Dr. Jana Anderson . We will need at least four students to register in order to offer a course. If you would like to obtain a basic (generic) course syllabus, please contact Dr. Anderson. The schedule of distance STAT course offerings can be found here.

675K: ( 3 credits) Bayesian Statistics

Bayesian inference and theory, hierarchical models, Markov chain Monte Carlo theory and methods, model criticism and selection, hierarchical regression and generalized linear models, and other topics.

Prerequisites: STAT 430 is the prerequisite for this course, however it is recommended that student has had STAT 530 and STAT 540.

Text: Bayesian Data Analysis, 2nd ed., Gelman, Carlin, Stern & Rubin.

Computer Software: S-Plus or R, and WinBUGS (freeware - more information will be provided on the course web page).

This course fulfills a Group III requirement for the MS degree, as well as serving as an elective for the Statistical Theory & Methods certificate.


Would you like more information about the program?
Charlene Spencer, Coordinator
Distance Program Office
Phone: (970) 491-5268

Fax: (970) 491-1084