Pre-symposium Workshop

Statistics workshop by Bodo Winter

Title: Introduction to Bayesian statistical modelling with brms 

Date and time: 29th of November, 09:00-16:00 

Location: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24 A, 3d floor (Common Room) 

This one-day workshop introduces attendees to the basics of Bayesian analysis and the very flexible R package ‘brms’ (“Bayesian Regression Models with Stan”) to fit statistical models. The goal is for attendees to understand the core principles of Bayesian logic, learn how to reason about setting up a model and choosing prior assumptions, and learn how to interpret models. Delegates are expected to bring their own laptops, as there will be a mixture of theory and hands-on exercises in R, with data and code being distributed a week prior to the workshop. Attendees are expected to have some basic knowledge of R, the tidyverse, and linear models. 

The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Helsinki Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities 

how to apply:

The workshop is targeted to researchers at the City Centre Campus and can only accommodate a limited number of participantsPlease apply for the workshop by filling in this form by 30 October. We will notify accepted participants by 15 November.