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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Bayesian Statistics: From Concept to Data Analysis by University of California, Santa Cruz

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About the Course

This course introduces the Bayesian approach to statistics, starting with the concept of probability and moving to the analysis of data. We will learn about the philosophy of the Bayesian approach as well as how to implement it for common types of data. We will compare the Bayesian approach to the more commonly-taught Frequentist approach, and see some of the benefits of the Bayesian approach. In particular, the Bayesian approach allows for better accounting of uncertainty, results that have more intuitive and interpretable meaning, and more explicit statements of assumptions. This course combines lecture videos, computer demonstrations, readings, exercises, and discussion boards to create an active learning experience. For computing, you have the choice of using Microsoft Excel or the open-source, freely available statistical package R, with equivalent content for both options. The lectures provide some of the basic mathematical development as well as explanations of philosophy and interpretation. Completion of this course will give you an understanding of the concepts of the Bayesian approach, understanding the key differences between Bayesian and Frequentist approaches, and the ability to do basic data analyses....

Top reviews

Aug 31, 2017

Good intro to Bayesian Statistics. Covers the basic concepts. Workload is reasonable and quizzes/exercises are helpful. Could include more exercises and additional backgroung/future reading materials.

Oct 16, 2020

An excellent course with some good hands on exercises in both R and excel. Not for the faint of heart mathematically speaking, assumes a competent understanding of statistics and probability going in

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By Mesut Ş B

Jan 25, 2021

This was the best introduction to Bayesian Inference/Statistics for me!

By Niklas J

Nov 21, 2018

Good and clear course. I was impressed by the quality of the material.

By Nicolas R

Jan 13, 2017

An excellent course, it opened a new perspective on statistics for me.

By Marius K

Sep 29, 2016

Great Course! The material is very well presented. Highly recommended.


Jan 21, 2017

Very useful lesson! give me a new perspective on daily data analysis.

By Christoph J

Jul 28, 2017

Really enjoyed it. Right level of difficulty and very well explained

By Anil K A

Jun 4, 2017

Leaned a new perspective to understanding uncertainty. Thanks a lot!

By Kenneth W

May 20, 2020

Challenging course, explanations are mostly clear, I learned a lot!

By Mauricio B

Sep 16, 2019

A very well presented course with an adequate depth on its topics.

By Chow K M

Apr 9, 2021

Useful guided quizzes with feedback: learning by doing principle.

By Peter H

Aug 21, 2020

Excellent videos and step-by-step instructions clearly explained.

By Maxwell P

Jun 13, 2020

The quizzes-as-homework idea is great. Really liked the homework.

By Cole S

May 17, 2020

This course provides a great introduction to Bayesian statistics.

By Huaiqing C

Jan 20, 2020

Very good and very clear for me to begin with Bayesian statistics

By P P

Jul 30, 2020

Excellent course.. short videos with lots of practice problems..

By Jordan B

Jul 11, 2020

Well explained, good coverage of content and appropriate length

By Eugene B

May 22, 2019

Excellent instructor and very helpful readings and assignments.

By Michael B R

Sep 30, 2017

Great course for an intro to the Bayesian statistical approach.

By sai s

Jun 12, 2017

Like the course. Learnt a lot. Was able to apply in real world.

By Derek M

Jan 10, 2018

Really good course. Exercises / quizzes are particularly good.

By ppietrus

Jul 22, 2017

Concepts explained very well, useful and informative examples.

By Cristina S

Jul 20, 2017

Great for understanding the fundamentals of Bayesian analysis!

By Xiaoyuan C

Sep 19, 2019

Very excellent introductory course for Bayesian statistics!!!

By Lau C

Apr 15, 2019

Super clear and easy to follow. Thanks for the introduction.

By Xiaopu L

Aug 19, 2018

Nice short course with very practical statistical knowledge.