2016 Prior Exposure Bayesian Data Analysis workshops for social scientists

By Thom Baguley

(This article was first published on Psychological Statistics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Mark Andrews and I launched our Prior Exposure Bayesian Data Analysis workshop series last year and are pleased to announce that bookings for year the 2016 workshops 1 and 2 are now open. This is part of the ESRC Advanced Training Initiative.

Further details including booking links and details of bursaries for UK PhD students are available here. The dates are 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 and the workshops will be running at Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham, UK).

The first two workshops still have places free (though places are filling up quite fast). They are primarily (but not exclusively) aimed at UK social science PhD students. Last years workshops were attended by students from criminology, politics, demography, psychology, neuroscience, education and many other disciplines. We hope the workshops will also appeal to early career researchers and others doing quantitative social science research (but with little or no Bayesian experience).

The ESRC is supporting us with bursary funding for travel and subsistence (see web site for details). These are eligible to all UK social science PhD students (not just for those with ESRC funding), but funded places are limited.

We will run similar workshops in 2017 and hope to offer additional training opportunities beyond that (although the ESRC funding will end at that point).

In a change from last year we are also putting on an optional one-day R workshop before the workshops. Please email Mark Andrews or myself if you are interested in attending this (but priority will be given to students registered on one or both workshops).

P.S. The registration cost for each workshop is £10 (for postgrads) and £20 (or others) – the information is buried in the booking link but we’ll try and make that clearer … The workshops are non-profit so this fee is to cover basic running costs (e.g., lunch etc.) and we will try and keep these low costs for subsequent workshops.

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