A Student’s Guide to Bayesian Statistics

by Ben Lambert

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  • 9781473916357
  • 9781526418289
  • 9781526418265

Supported by a wealth of learning features, exercises, and visual elements as well as online video tutorials and interactive simulations, this book is the first student-focused introduction to Bayesian statistics.

Without sacrificing technical integrity for the sake of simplicity, the author draws upon accessible, student-friendly language to provide approachable instruction perfectly aimed at statistics and Bayesian newcomers. Through a logical structure that introduces and builds upon key concepts in a gradual way and slowly acclimatizes students to using R and Stan software, the book covers:

  • An introduction to probability and Bayesian inference
  • Understanding Bayes' rule 
  • Nuts and bolts of Bayesian analytic methods
  • Computational Bayes and real-world Bayesian analysis
  • Regression analysis and hierarchical methods

This unique guide will help students develop the statistical confidence and skills to put the Bayesian formula into practice, from the basic concepts of statistical inference to complex applications of analyses.

  • SAGE Publications; April 2018
  • ISBN: 9781526418289
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: A Student’s Guide to Bayesian Statistics
  • Author: Ben Lambert
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473916357
  • 9781526418289
  • 9781526418265

In The Press

Written in highly accessible language, this book is the gateway for students to gain a deep understanding of the logic of Bayesian analysis and to apply that logic with numerous carefully selected hands-on examples. Lambert moves seamlessly from a traditional Bayesian approach (using analytic methods) that serves to solidify fundamental concepts, to a modern Bayesian approach (using computational sampling methods) that endows students with the powerful and practical powers of application. I would recommend this book and its accompanying materials to any students or researchers who wish to learn and actually do Bayesian modeling. 

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473916357
  • 9781526418289
  • 9781526418265