## Bayesian Methods for Data Analysis, Third Edition (Google eBook)Broadening its scope to nonstatisticians, Bayesian Methods for Data Analysis, Third Edition provides an accessible introduction to the foundations and applications of Bayesian analysis. Along with a complete reorganization of the material, this edition concentrates more on hierarchical Bayesian modeling as implemented via Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods and related data analytic techniques. New to the Third Edition Ideal for Anyone Performing Statistical Analyses Focusing on applications from biostatistics, epidemiology, and medicine, this text builds on the popularity of its predecessors by making it suitable for even more practitioners and students. |

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### Contents

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CHAPTER 2 The Bayes approach | 15 |

CHAPTER 3 Bayesian computation | 105 |

CHAPTER 4 Model criticism and selection | 167 |

CHAPTER 5 The empirical Bayes approach | 225 |

CHAPTER 6 Bayesian design | 269 |

CHAPTER 7 Special methods and models | 311 |

CHAPTER 8 Case studies | 373 |

APPENDIX A Distributional catalog | 419 |

APPENDIX B Decision theory | 429 |

APPENDIX C Answers to selected exercises | 445 |

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Back cover | 521 |

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