Title

Bayes and MCMC for Undergraduates

Abstract

Students of statistics should be taught the ideas and methods that are widely used in practice and that will help them understand the world of statistics. Today, this means teaching them about Bayesian methods. In this article, I present ideas on teaching an undergraduate Bayesian course that uses Markov chain Monte Carlo and that can be a second course or, for strong students, a first course in statistics.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date

3-30-2017

Publication Title

The American Statistician

Department

Mathematics

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/00031305.2017.1305289

Keywords

Bayesian inference, Education, Markov chain Monte Carlo

Language

English

Format

text

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