The major culmination of STAT 544 is the final project report. This report is a data analysis performed from a Bayesian perspective typically using either JAGS or Stan to perform the computation. This page is designed to provide guidance for the report.


To aid in providing uniform grading, I have developed a rubric for grading the report. This rubric provides 10 points for each of the following 10 categories: on-time, length, grammar, design, clarity, figure(s), table(s), math, accuracy, and Bayesian. The rubric provides information for each of these categories. The main point is that the report needs to be clear, concise, and complete with less emphasis on a perfect statistical analysis.

Example reports

Previous students with high equality reports have agreed to make their reports available for future students as an example:


You will find that these reports follow a consistent outline with the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Data
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion

Although you do not need to follow this outline, providing a similar structure will help the flow of the manuscript.