Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Bayesian ModelsA Statistical Primer for Ecologists$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780691159287

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691159287.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 11 December 2018

Writing Bayesian Models

Writing Bayesian Models

Chapter:
(p.233) 10 Writing Bayesian Models
Source:
Bayesian Models
Author(s):

N. Thompson Hobbs

Mevin B. Hooten

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691159287.003.0010

This chapter offers a general set of steps for writing models to assist the researcher in formulating their own approach to the Bayesian model. The crucial skill of specifying models is often neglected in statistical texts in general and texts on Bayesian modeling in particular. The central importance of model specification also motivates this chapter. The overarching challenge in building models is to specify the components of the posterior distribution and the joint distribution and to factor the joint distribution into sensible parts. This chapter first lays out a framework for doing just that, albeit in somewhat abstract terms, before moving on to a more concrete example—the effects of grazing by livestock and wild ungulates on structure and function of a sagebrush steppe ecosystem.

Keywords:   Bayesian models, specifying models, model specification, building models, basic framework, grazing, Bayesian modeling, sagebrush steppe ecosystem

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.