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Solutions to exercises of DBDA2E through chapter 18 now available

January 30, 2015
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Solutions to exercises of DBDA2E through chapter 18 now available

Exercise Solutions for Chapters 1-18 of DBDA2E are now available at the book's web site.

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Institutionalized publication thresholds, p values, and XKCD

January 26, 2015
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Institutionalized publication thresholds, p values, and XKCD

XKCD today is about p values (see image at right). I think that what XKCD is pointing out is not so much a problem with p values as with strongly institutionalized publication thresholds and the ritual of mindless statistics, as Gigerenzer would say. ...

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Free introduction to doing Bayesian data analysis – Share with friends!

January 16, 2015
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Free introduction to doing Bayesian data analysis – Share with friends!

The goal of Chapter 2 is to introduce the conceptual framework of Bayesian data analysis. Bayesian data analysis has two foundational ideas. The first idea is that Bayesian inference is reallocation of credibility across possibilities. The second found...

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Free introduction to doing Bayesian data analysis – Share with friends!

January 16, 2015
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Free introduction to doing Bayesian data analysis – Share with friends!

The goal of Chapter 2 is to introduce the conceptual framework of Bayesian data analysis. Bayesian data analysis has two foundational ideas. The first idea is that Bayesian inference is reallocation of credibility across possibilities. The second found...

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Link to: Probable Points and Credible Intervals, Decision Theory

January 8, 2015
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See Rasmus Bååth's excellent blog post about Bayesian decision theory here.

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How to specify an informed prior in JAGS/BUGS

January 3, 2015
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An emailer asks about how to specify an informed prior in JAGS/BUGS. Here are some condensed excerpts of the question and my reply. Of course, while the discussion here refers to JAGS/BUGS, the same considerations apply to Stan.Dear Prof. Kruschke,&nbs...

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Hard cover print book of DBDA2E back in stock, with 30% discount

January 2, 2015
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Hard cover print book of DBDA2E back in stock, with 30% discount

Here for link to publisher with 30% discount.The hardcover print book of DBDA2E is finally back in stock at the publisher. Go here for a link to the publisher that has a 30% discount.

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Exercise Solutions for Chapters 1-14 of DBDA2E are now available

December 7, 2014
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Exercise Solutions for Chapters 1-14 of DBDA2E are now available

Exercise Solutions for Chapters 1-14 of DBDA2E are now available at the book's web site.

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June & July workshops in Bayesian data analysis

December 2, 2014
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June & July workshops in Bayesian data analysis

Full list of workshops is here. Upcoming workshops include these:2015 June 1 - 5. Five-day course: Doing Bayesian Data Analysis, at Stats Camp, Dallas, Texas.2015 June 15-19. Five-day course: Doing Bayesian Data Analysis. University of St. Gallen, Swit...

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An example of hierarchical conditional-logistic Bayesian estimation, applied to punishment choice in a public goods game.

November 30, 2014
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An example of hierarchical conditional-logistic Bayesian estimation, applied to punishment choice in a public goods game.

Conditional-logistic regression and softmax regression (a.k.a. multinomial logit regression) are covered in Chapter 22 of DBDA2E, but no examples of hierarchical versions are given in that chapter. An example of hierarchical conditional-logistic Bayesi...

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