Simulation-based bayesian inference using BUGS

  • Ching-fan SheuEmail author
  • Suzanne L. O’Curry
Statistics: Research And Teaching


We illustrate the application of BUGS, a Bayesian computer program, with two examples. The algorithm used in the program is a popular Markov chain Monte Carlo procedure called Gibbs sampling. Bayesian analysis based on simulation has been applied to a wide range of complex problems (Gilks, Richardson, & Spiegelhalter, 1996). The availability of a general purpose program like BUGS should facilitate important applications of Bayesian inference in psychological research.


Bayesian Inference Gibbs Sampling Markov Chain Monte Carlo Method Bayesian Computation Markov Chain Monte Carlo Procedure 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyDePaul UniversityChicago

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