Bayesian Multilevel Models in R, 2018-2019

Kurt Lewin Instituut
Heidelberglaan 1
Room Number H1.42
3584 CS UTRECHT
The Netherlands
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Bayesian Multilevel Models in R, 2018-2019

Teaching staff
Dr. Paul Bruckner (University of Munster), Dr. Joshua Tybur (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).

Type of course
Methodological and Practical Courses

Date
February 1 and June 30, 2019

Location
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


The course will take place in Semester II, the exact date will be announced.


Duration
2 days

Language
English

ECTS
1.0

Content
This workshop offers an application-focused introduction to multilevel modeling in R using Bayesian methods in particular the brms-package. In the first part, we will introduce multilevel models in general as well as basics of Bayesian statistics. Further, differences between frequentist and Bayesian methods will be discussed. In the second part, we turn to more advanced topics. These include among others modeling of non-normally distributed variables, for instance of ordinal data or response times, as well as modeling of complex non-linear relationships each introduced together with practical applications. Participants may bring along their own data and analyze them under supervision of the teaching staff.

Prior knowledge

Basic knowledge of R is required: use of functions, reading in raw data, working with objects and computing of descriptive statistics. Understanding of multiple regression is required.
Prior knowledge of multilevel modeling is an advantage, but not necessary.
Prior knowledge of Bayesian statistics is not expected.

Literature

Bruckner, P.-C. (2017). brms: An R Package for Bayesian Multilevel Models using Stan. Journal of Statistical Software, 80(1), 1-28. doi:10.18637/jss.v080.i01







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