Bayesian Statistics for Accounting Research

Tutorial for PhD Students


October 5, 2022

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Part 1 Presentation Part 2 Coding Code Repo

I have occasionally taught a brief introduction to Accounting Ph.D. students at various universities. The main goal of the course is to introduce Bayesian statistics as another useful toolkit to Accounting researchers.

Learning Goals

Upon successful completion of this tutorial, you will be able to:

  1. Express important practical differences between frequentist and Bayesian statistics.
  2. Evaluate when standard methods will not be sufficient to measure the construct of interest or test the hypothesis of interest.
  3. Apply and design simple Bayesian multi-level models using the R brms package.