STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Quiz 1: Spring 2013
1/29/2013
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1. Resu
STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Assignment 2: Spring 2013
Due: Thursday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m.
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STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Assignment 1: Spring 2013
Due: 1/31/2013 at 10:30 a.m.
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STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Solution to Quiz 1: Spring 2013
1/29/2013
Show all your work to obtain full/partial credit. All quizzes are closed notes and books.
Work each problem on a new sheet of paper and dont write on the back of the p
STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Assignment 1: Spring 2013
Due: 1/31/2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Show all your work to obtain full/partial credit. You are not to consult outside sources
other than your class notes/slides for this assignment (except fo
Chapter 2
Introduction to Bayesian
Methods
Every time I think I know whats going on, suddenly theres another layer of
complicitions. I just want this damned thing solved.
John Scalzi, The Lost Colony
We introduce Bayesian methods rst by motivations in dec
22:45 Wednesday 27th February, 2013
Chapter 3
Being Objective
No, it does not make sense for me to be an Objective Bayesian!
Stephen E. Fienberg
Thus far in this course, we have mostly considered informative or subjective
priors. Ideally, we want to choos
STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Quiz 3: Spring 2013
2/27/2013
Show all your work to obtain full/partial credit. All quizzes are closed notes and books.
1. Consider the Galenshore distribution (its just a transformed Gamma density). That
is,
STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Quiz 2: Spring 2013
2/27/2013
Show all your work to obtain full/partial credit. All quizzes are closed notes and books.
1. Consider the Galenshore distribution (its just a transformed Gamma density). That
is,
Chapter 1
Introduction
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.
Mark Twain
The word Bayesian traces its origin to the 18th century and English Reverend Thomas Bayes, who along with Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the
rst thinkers to
STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Rebecca C. Steorts, Class Notes Errata
January 23, 2013
Changes as of 1.23.12
Chapter 1
Nothing as of now. Please think about the ipping the coin example to make sure you
understand this and the dierences betw
STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Assignment 2: Spring 2013
Due: Thursday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Show all your work to obtain full/partial credit. You are not to consult outside sources other
than your class notes/slides/reference books for
STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Assignment 4: Spring 2013
Due: Monday March 1 before 5 pm, Oce 132K (Baker Hall - my oce)- slide
under the door if Im not in.
Show all your work to obtain full/partial credit. You are not to consult outside so
STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Assignment 3: Spring 2013
Due: Tuesday February 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Show all your work to obtain full/partial credit. You are not to consult outside sources other
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STA 36-786: Bayesian Theoretical Statistics I
Assignment 3: Spring 2013
Due: Tuesday February 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Show all your work to obtain full/partial credit. You are not to consult outside sources other
than your class notes/slides/reference books for