The responses to this "quiz" will not be available to your classmates.
It is untimed.

Jan 7, 11:59 pm

Getting to Know the Course Website

Take time go over the contents of this website, especially read the policies section. Do not forget to bookmark stats115.com.

Syllabus Quiz

Timed 30 min. Before taking it you need to read all the information on this course website. If you have questions come to office hours first before taking the quiz.

Jan 7, 11:59 pm

Download and install R

Yes, you do need to download and install unless you have the latest version.

Download and install RStudio

Yes, you do need to download and install unless you have the latest version. Download the free Desktop version.

Install bayesrules package. Make sure to run the code in the Console and not in a R script.

Install rstan

Installation of rstan is quite an experience in comparison to other R packages.
Read the guide provided at the link and follow the steps. You can stop for now if you make it to
Checking the C++ Toolchain

Download VPN

Use the instructions to download VPN so that you can access resources
that are only available on the campus network.

Toolbox Quiz

Jan 7, 11:59 pm

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

Probability Review

Bayes' Rule for Events

Review of ggplot

If you need a refresher on ggplot you can watch the ggplot video from my ICS80 class.

Review of the pipe operator

If you need a refresher on the pipe operator you can watch the video from my ICS80 class.

Simulating the Posterior for Events

Bayes' Rule for Events Quiz

Jan 7, 11:59 pm

Reading from Bayes Rules! book

Chapter 1, Sections 2.1 and 2.2

Bayesian Basics Homework

Jan 15, 11:59 pm

Notes

Links

Due

Bayes' Rule for Random Variables

Bayes' Rule for Random Variables Quiz

Jan 14, 11:59 pm

The Beta Prior

Beta Prior Quiz

Jan 14, 11:59 pm

The Beta-Binomial Model

The Beta-Binomial Quiz

Jan 14, 11:59 pm

Reading from Bayes Rules! book

Sections 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4

Homework 2

Jan 22, 11:59 pm

Notes

Links

Due

Beta-Binomial Review and Posterior Simulation

Balance in Bayesian Analyses

Sequentialiy in Bayesian Analyses

Balance and Sequentiality Quiz

Jan 21, 11:59 pm

Reading from Bayes Rules! book

Sections 3.5, 3.6 and all sections in Chapter 4

Homework 3

Jan 29, 11:59 pm

Notes

Links

Due

The Gamma-Poisson Model

The Gamma-Poisson Quiz

Jan 28, 11:59 pm

The Normal-Normal Model

The Normal-Normal Quiz

Jan 28, 11:59 pm

Reading from Bayes Rules! book

Chapter 5

Homework 4

Feb 5, 11:59 pm

Notes

Links

Due

Grid Approximation

Grid Approximation Quiz

Feb 4, 11:59 pm

Markov Chains with RStan

Markov Chains Quiz

Feb 4, 11:59 pm

Reading from Bayes Rules! book

Chapter 6

Mock Midterm

Will not be graded

Notes

Links

Due

Metropolis-Hastings Algorithm

Metropolis-Hastings Quiz

Feb 12, 11:59 pm

Midterm

Live during discussion. You need to be logged onto zoom simultaneously.