2,5 ECTS (part1) + 2 ECTS (part2)
Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: Autumn/ 2021- Spring/2022
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like:
This course consists 110 hours consists of preparation hours and discussion & lecture hours.
Part 1 will have 4 input talks and 9 discussion sessions. Part 2 will be 4 input talks and 8 discussion sessions. In total there will be 25 session hours, and 5*17=85 preparation hours.
Capacity limits: 15 participants
Objectives of the course: (Apply for both parts)
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the part 1, course participants should demonstrate:
At the end of part 2, course participants should demonstrate competences:
The main content of this course is to study Bayesian Statistics through book “Statistical Rethinking- A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan” By Richard McElreath, and his online lectures publicly available at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDcUM9US4XdNM4Edgs7weiyIguLSToZRI
The detailed content is in the “course schedule”, with summary and explanation as followed:
Entry level of statistics. More important is that the participant need to assign committed hours for studying, attending seminars and being active during study period
Name of lecturer: Professor Christian Damgaard, Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University
Type of course/teaching methods:
Seminars (physical and online), self-study (book and online lectures) and online discussion forum
Supplementary reading will be provided on need during the course
1. The individual assignments at the end of each chapter of the book
2. Lead one chapter of learning, facilitate discussion on discussion session
3. Bayesian analysis of one own research project
Department of Bioscience
Special comments on this course:
1. The course is flexible regarding ECTS, the students can get 2,5 or 4,5 depending on their depths of learning during this study group.
2. This course is inspired by the AU Bayes Study group run by Erik Kusch (Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Department of biology) in 2020-2021. Erik Kusch provided sufficient input regarding study group design, and is continuously providing input to this course. He is also developing and spreading this methods in his professional career, for more information and some extra materials please visit: https://www.erikkusch.com/project/aubayes/
Time: Autumn 2021 –Spring 2022
Seminar once a week, Thursday, lunching meeting, 12-13.
Online communication forum: Teams channel
Vejlsøvej 25, Meeting room M2.04, 8600, Silkeborg (Online Zoom will be available each seminar)
Please send an e-mail to Fenjuan R. S. Hu, e-mail: email@example.com to sign up for the course. Deadline for registration is 15 August 2021. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than 18 August 2021.
If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Fenjuan R. S. Hu, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org