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Journal of Simulation

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 97-107

First online:

Bayesian methodology for dynamic modelling

  • C S M CurrieAffiliated withSchool of Mathematics, University of Southampton Email author 

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Abstract

We describe a Bayesian methodology for fitting deterministic dynamic models, demonstrating how this can be used to estimate the uncertainty around model outputs. By its nature, Bayesian statistics allows all available sources of information to be incorporated: prior knowledge of the model parameter values and data corresponding to the model outputs, thus allowing for a thorough analysis of the uncertainty. The methodology is demonstrated with an example: a deterministic compartmental model of tuberculosis and HIV disease. We discuss how this method might be modified to allow a similar analysis of stochastic simulation models.

Keywords

Bayesian statistics disease modelling simulation