Statistical Rethinking Reading Group

Wednesdays, 1-2pm, Boyd Orr 517

Textbook

McElreath, Richard (2015). Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan. New York: CRC Press.

Note: There are also video lectures by McElreath (hat tip Iris Holzleitner).

Software

The textbook contains example code and exercises in R. For maximum benefit you will need a working R setup with the packages rstan and rethinking installed. NOTE: the code is also being ported to python, with chapters 1-4 completed (hat tip: Andrew Tyler Morgan).

You can configure your own R/RStudio setup, or use the department RStudio Server at http://rstudio1.psy.gla.ac.uk/. The department server should have all required packages already installed. Note: to access the server from a laptop connected to eduroam wifi, you will need to do so through the campus VPN.

Discussion and getting help

Please use the forum at https://rgup.slack.com/messages/mcelreath. If you need to register, please do so using your University of Glasgow email address.

Schedule

Date Chapter Discussion Leader(s)
W Jan 18 2. Small Worlds and Large Worlds Heather Woods
W Jan 25 3. Sampling the Imaginary Phil McAleer
W Feb 1 CANCELLED  
W Feb 8 4. Linear Models Helena Paterson
W Feb 15 5. Multivariate Linear Models Iris Holzleitner & Anthony Lee
  - - - BREAK - - - - - - BREAK - - -
W Mar 1 6. Overfitting, Regularization, IC Dale Barr
W Mar 8 7. Interactions Christoph Scheepers
W Mar 15 8. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Robin Ince
W Mar 22 10. Counting and Classification Greta Todorova
W Mar 29 9. Big Entropy and the GLM Heather Woods & Maria Gardani
  - - - BREAK - - - - - - BREAK - - -
W Apr 19 12. Multilevel Models Martin Lages
W Apr 26 11. Monsters and Mixtures Lisa DeBruine
W May 7 - - - CANCELLED - - -  
W May 10 13. Adventures in Covariance Christoph Scheepers
W May 17 14. Missing Data and Other Opportunities Christian Keitel
TBA 15. Horoscopes + Celebration in the PUB  

Author: Dale Barr

Created: 2017-05-03 Wed 09:37

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