Bayesian Model Fitting

EVANTH 585.01

Statistical methods are foundational to investigating evolutionary questions, yet statistical approaches have undergone major changes in the past decade. We will cover application of Bayesian statistical methods in evolutionary anthropology and biology, including their theoretical foundations and application to phylogenetics, comparative methods, morphometrics, and more. The goal is to move from the limitations of frequentist statistical tests (i.e., p-values) and toward a richer assessment of scientific hypotheses. We will use a flipped classroom to provide hands-on team-based learning in R. Recommended Instructor: Nunn and Boyer

Day / Time: 

MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM


Physics 227


Boyer, Douglas