L’axe formations du Labex EFL, dans le cadre du projet IDEX “Outillage informatique pour les doctorants en Sciences du langage”, propose une série de formations intensives à destination des doctorants et enseignants-chercheurs de SPC. La première formation, qui aura lieu les 11 et 12 décembre prochains.

Tous les membres du Labex EFL intéressées peuvent s’inscrire via le formulaire en ligne : https://goo.gl/forms/txffDso1EGyAvBmC2.

Si d’aventure il y a plus d’inscrits que de place, une préférence sera donnée aux doctorants. N’hésitez pas à transmettre cette information à tous vos contacts!

Title: Bayesian linear mixed models fitting with Stan

Short description: In this workshop, we will learn what Bayesian analysis is and how to fit Bayesian linear mixed models with the programming language Stan (in combination with R). There will be an introductory part in which the frequentist method of statistical inference will be discussed, accompanied by a description of what Bayesian statistics is. This will allow us to better understand the differences and advantages of Bayesian analysis with respect to the traditional frequentist methods. Next, we will briefly learn about the structure of linear mixed models, which is necessary since unlike in the lme4 functions, in Stan the model is written like on paper. Then, we will learn how to practically fit models of increasing complexity with Stan and R, using a data set from a psycholinguistic reading experiment.

Requirements/prerequisites: The workshop is suitable for graduate students and researchers who have practical experience with data analysis in R, and who have worked with (generalized) linear mixed-effects models using the lme4 package in R (basically, the model functions lmer and glmer). People who are interested should contact Yair Haendler (yairhen@gmail.com) for more details.

When: December 11th-12th, 2017, with 6 hours on each day, from 10:00-16:00.

Where: Paris Diderot, Bâtiment Sophie Germain, salle 0010.

Maximum number of participants: 15

Contact : Yair Haendler (yairhen@gmail.com)

Labex EFL strands: 1, 2, 6 and 7