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ERIC Number: EJ868322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Teaching Bayesian Statistics in a Health Research Methodology Program
Pullenayegum, Eleanor M.; Thabane, Lehana
Journal of Statistics Education, v17 n3 Nov 2009
Despite the appeal of Bayesian methods in health research, they are not widely used. This is partly due to a lack of courses in Bayesian methods at an appropriate level for non-statisticians in health research. Teaching such a course can be challenging because most statisticians have been taught Bayesian methods using a mathematical approach, and this must be adapted in order to communicate with non-statisticians. We describe some of the examples we used whilst teaching a course in Bayesian methods to a group of health research methodologists. (Contains 5 tables and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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