NSCS 344, Week 9

Assignment 9: Maximum likelihood model fitting

*** Due date: Start of class in Week 10 ***

Part 1: Compute the log-likelihood for one value of sigma (4 points)

Part 2: Compute the posterior (4 points)

Part 3: Compute the posterior for subject number 2 (2 points)

One advantage of the Bayesian approach is that it works nicely with small amounts of data. In these cases your resulting distribution over sigma is usually wider - reflecting the increased uncertainty that comes with less data. In this part we're going to compute the posterior for just one participant - participant number 2.

Part 4: Compute the posterior for more subjects (2 extra credit points)