Bayesian Data Analysis, Second Edition

Bayesian Data Analysis, Second Edition

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Incorporating new and updated information, this second edition of THE bestselling text in Bayesian data analysis continues to emphasize practice over theory, describing how to conceptualize, perform, and critique statistical analyses from a Bayesian perspective. Its world-class authors provide guidance on all aspects of Bayesian data analysis and include examples of real statistical analyses, based on their own research, that demonstrate how to solve complicated problems. Changes in the new edition include:

Stronger focus on MCMC
Revision of the computational advice in Part III
New chapters on nonlinear models and decision analysis
Several additional applied examples from the authors' recent research
Additional chapters on current models for Bayesian data analysis such as nonlinear models, generalized linear mixed models, and more
Reorganization of chapters 6 and 7 on model checking and data collection

Bayesian computation is currently at a stage where there are many reasonable ways to compute any given posterior distribution. However, the best approach is not always clear ahead of time. Reflecting this, the new edition offers a more pluralistic presentation, giving advice on performing computations from many perspectives while making clear the importance of being aware that there are different ways to implement any given iterative simulation computation. The new approach, additional examples, and updated information make Bayesian Data Analysis an excellent introductory text and a reference that working scientists will use throughout their professional life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 690 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 36.58mm | 1,089g
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 48 Tables, black and white; 91 Illustrations, black and white
  • 158488388X
  • 9781584883883
  • 294,567

Table of contents

Single-Parameter Models
Introduction to Multiparameter Models
Large-Sample Inference and Connections to Standard Statistical Methods

Hierarchical Models
Model Checking and Improvement
Modeling Accounting for Data Collection
Connections and Controversies
General Advice

Overview of Computation
Posterior Simulation
Approximations Based on Posterior Modes
Topics in Computation

Introduction to Regression Models
Hierarchical Linear Models
Generalized Linear Models
Models for Robust Inference and Sensitivity Analysis
Analysis of Variance

Mixture Models
Multivariate Models
Nonlinear Models
Models for Missing Data
Decision Analysis

A: Standard Probability Distributions
B: Outline of Proofs of Asymptotic Theorems
C: Example of Computation in R and Bugs
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"If you have done some Bayesian modeling, using WinBUGS, and are anxious to take the next steps to more sophisticated modeling and diagnostics, then the book offers a wealth of advice This is a book that challenges the user in its sophisticated approach toward data analysis in general and Bayesian methods in particular. I am thoroughly excited to have this book in hand to supplement course material and to offer research collaborators and clients at our consulting lab more sophisticated methods to solve their research problems." -John Grego, University of South Carolina "Bayesian Data Analysis is easily the most comprehensive, scholarly, and thoughtful book on the subject, and I think will do much to promote the use of Bayesian methods" -Prof. David Blackwell, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley Praise for the first edition: "A tour de force... it is far more than an introductory text, and could act as a companion for a working scientist from undergraduate level through to professional life." -Robert Matthews, Aston University, in New Scientist "an essential reference text for any applied statistician" -Stephen Brooks, University of Cambridge, in The Statistician "will contribute to closing the gap between scientists and statisticians" -Sander Greenland, UCLA, in American Journal of Epidemiology "an excellent teaching reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses" -Nicky Best, Imperial College School of Medicine, in Statistics in Medicine
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