Examination of a specific research method, with evaluation of appropriateness, efficiency, rigor of measurement, and potential for inference for nursing research. Prerequisite: minimum of 5 credits of basic nursing research methodology at graduate level and permission of instructor.
This course surveys Bayesian methods for health sciences. It introduces the Bayesian paradigm for data analysis and contrasts it with frequentist inference approaches. The choice of prior distributions is discussed in depth as well as dedicated computing techniques. Randomized controlled trials, observational studies and meta-analysis are also covered. Examples are drawn from biomedical literature.
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