POLI 272 BAYESIAN METHODS
First Assignment
Due 8 October 2009


All homeworks must be neatly typed with Microsoft Word or its equivalent with all R code shown in an Appendix.

  1. Work Chapter 1, Exercise 4, on page 16 of Bayesian Computation With R.

  2. Work Chapter 1, Exercise 5, on pages 16 and 17 of Bayesian Computation With R.

  3. Note that problems (1) and (2) use the unrealistic large sample confidence interval for p-hat. Redo Exercise 5 with the Wilson score interval for p-hat. Note that Z1-alpha/2 is 1.645 as in Problems (1) and (2). The derivation is shown here. Note that Zalpha/2 in the derivation is 1.645 as in Problems (1) and (2).