Advanced MCMC in Bristol

I went on this course a couple of years ago and it was really good. Remember it will have that distinctly Bristolian flavour, i.e. multilevel models to the fore. If you’re into multilevel models you should also head over and check out their Stat-JR software which is now in its v0.2 release. The addition of easily specified starting values is one that will be welcome for many MLwiN users!
Course: Advanced multilevel modelling using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), 9-11 April 2014, University of Bristol

This workshop will cover background theory and application of MCMC methods for multilevel modelling. We will focus on multilevel model classes that benefit from MCMC estimation including discrete response models (e.g., binary, ordinal and nominal outcomes), cross classified models, multiple membership models and multivariate response models with missing data. We will also showcase methods within MLwiN to speed up the MCMC estimation and demonstrate in Stat-JR its interoperability features with other MCMC packages such as WinBUGS.
This workshop is designed for researchers who already have a good knowledge of both continuous and discrete response multilevel models and have used MLwiN before. It is not designed for beginners, who we advise to attend an introductory workshop instead.

Instructors: Professor William Browne, Professor Harvey Goldstein, Professor Kelvyn Jones, Dr George Leckie, Dr Richard Parker

For further information and to make an application, please go
Please note the final date for applications is 20 February 2014 OR EARLIER if the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of available places.

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