Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis Workshop

Workshop Registration Information for October 14th & 15th, 2016

This workshop is sponsored through the Department of Psychological Sciences of Kent State University.

Location: Kent State University Main Campus
Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 8:30am – 4:00pm in the Moulton Hall BallroomJohn K. Kruschke
Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 8:30am – 4:00pm in the Kent Hall Annex Room 102

Dr. John K. Kruschke
Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Statistics
Indiana University

Many fields of science are transitioning from null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) to Bayesian data analysis. Bayesian analysis provides rich information about the relative credibilities of all candidate parameter values for any descriptive model of the data, without reference to p values. Bayesian analysis applies flexibly and seamlessly to complex hierarchical models and realistic data structures, including small samples, large samples, unbalanced designs, missing data, censored data, outliers, etc. This workshop shows you how to do Bayesian data analysis, hands on, with free software called R and JAGS.

Please click here to visit Dr. Kruschke's site for more information regarding this workshop.

A laptop is required for this workshop. Please install the free software on your laptop before arriving to the workshop. 

You are encouraged to bring a notebook computer to the workshop, so you can run the programs and see how their output corresponds with the presentation material. Please install the software before arriving at the workshop. The software and programs are occasionally updated, so please check here a week before the workshop to be sure you have the most recent versions. For complete installation instructions, please refer to the software page. We will not be using Stan in this workshop, so you do not need to install Stan.

Registration Fees:
KSU Faculty & Staff $250
KSU Graduate Students $100
Non-KSU Faculty & Staff / Industry Professionals $350
Non-KSU Graduate Students $150

 Registration will be open until October 1st. Please register by visiting our registration site.

Hotel Reservations:
Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240
(330) 346-0100 or  
Please reference group code KSUPSY and KSU Bayesian Workshop when calling for a discounted rate and note that this hotel is walking distance to the workshop. The number of rooms are limited, so book early.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kent State University
1215 Sanctuary View Drive, Kent, OH 44240
(330) 673-9200
Please reference group code BDW and KSU Bayesian Workshop when calling for a discounted rate and note that this hotel is not walking distance to the workshop.

If you need further information regarding this workshop, please contact Ida Cellitti at


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