* Reviews recent Bayesian methodology for categorical outcomes (binary, count and multinomial data).
* Considers missing data models techniques and non-standard models (ZIP and negative binomial).
* Evaluates time series and spatio-temporal models for discrete data.
* Features discussion of univariate and multivariate techniques.
* Provides a set of downloadable worked examples with documented WinBUGS code, available from an ftp site.
The author's previous 2 bestselling titles provided a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of Bayesian models. Bayesian Models for Categorical Data continues to build upon this foundation by developing their application to categorical, or discrete data - one of the most common types of data available. The author's clear and logical approach makes the book accessible to a wide range of students and practitioners, including those dealing with categorical data in medicine, sociology, psychology and epidemiology.