Annual Meeting – a gentle introduction to Bayesian statistics – November 2nd in Bergen

EPINOR welcomes you to this year’s annual meeting titled «A gentle introduction to Bayesian statistics». Lecturer is Øystein Sørensen, Associate Professor in Statistics at Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

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For the practicals in the end, please bring your own computer where you have installed R and RStudio in advance

For Registraion: EPINOR members will receive an email regarding registration! 



09.45 – 10.00

Coffee, tea & fruit


10.00 – 11.30

Part I – Introduction to Bayesian statistics


A comparison of Bayesian vs frequentist statistics; when do they agree and when do they differ? A short history of Bayesian statistics, with focus on practical use. What are the prior and posterior distributions?


11.30 – 12.30



12.30 – 14.00

Part 2 – Bayesian workflow for data analysis


How would we do Bayesian analysis for typical problems in epidemiology? A step-by-step guide of the analysis process, with focus on data visualization for easy interpretation. Examples: models for longitudinal data, logistic regression, survival analysis.


14.00 – 14.15



14.15 – 15.15

Part 3 – Bayesian analysis with R


Introduction Bayesian analysis with the R package “brms”. “brms” is a user-friendly package which hides away much of the advanced options, and hence lets new users easily get up to speed.


15.15 – 15.30



15.30 – 17.00

Exercises with “brms” in R






Dinner - Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant

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