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    Feb 29, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
American University Catalog 2023-2024

STAT-618 Bayesian Statistics (3)


Principles and applications of modern statistical decision theory, with a special focus on Bayesian modeling, data analysis, inference, and optimal decision making. Prior and posterior; comparison of Bayesian and frequentist approaches, including minimax decision making and elementary game theory. Bayesian estimation, hypothesis testing, credible sets, and Bayesian prediction. Introduction to Bayesian computing software and applications to diverse fields. Crosslist: GOVT-618 . Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: STAT-614 .