Yes. While we will guide you through the process of running a Bayesian analysis with a lot of examples, we won’t go over the basics of R.
If you wish to brush up your R skills, we recommend the interactive tool
swiRl, which you can find here: http://swirlstats.com/.
Yes. We will give you the necessary notions to understand and perform a Bayesian analysis, and we will revise a few concepts from non-Bayesian statistics, but we expect you to have familiarity with linear regressions.
In particular, we won’t cover topics such as interpreting regression coefficients, understanding interactions, including random effects, or coding factors.
For an easy-to-follow introduction, we highly recommend Bodo Winter’s book Statistics for linguists: An introduction using R (which also includes a chapter on basic R).
We are sorry we could not accommodate all time-zones, but we will provide you with captioned recordings so that you can watch them and follow along.
We will record the live sessions and send a link to download the recordings to all registrants one or two days after each of the first two days. (We won’t records the third day, since it will be 1:1 meetings).