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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 Peter A

Mar 17, 2020

Excellent introduction of all the key concepts.

By Yidan Z

Jul 7, 2019

very helpful for learning Bayesian on your own.

By Manu G

Jun 30, 2020

Great course to understand bayesian statistics

By Tami R

May 17, 2020

The course was well structered and very clear.

By Andreas Z

Mar 8, 2018

Very good introduction to Bayesian Statistics.

By Mehdi H

Nov 11, 2017

I really liked the course and the instructor.

By andrew c

May 21, 2020

Really clear and well paced Herbie thank you

By Deborah S

Jun 28, 2019

Didatic and complete course! I recomend 100%

By Quanying L

Jun 29, 2018

The course is informative and clear. Thanks.

By Brian J

Mar 18, 2018

Great course, I learned a lot. Challenging!

By Liublu B

Aug 29, 2017

Very good, I reccomend it to data scientist

By Scott B

Jan 10, 2020

Excellent overview of bayesian statistics.

By Rami K

May 5, 2017

Great introdation for Bayesian Statistics!

By jalal e h

Sep 13, 2016

Great introduction to bayesian statistics

By Juan G S

Jun 30, 2020

good introduction to bayesian statistics

By Kelvin L

May 31, 2017

Very informative and challenging course.

By George U S

May 23, 2020


a big thank you to Prof. Lee!

By Anuj M

May 15, 2020

Excellent content with great exercises

By Bijit D

Sep 20, 2017

A great course on Bayesian Statistics.

By Luis R P L

Apr 24, 2017

Very good explain nd excelent material


Jan 11, 2021

Excellent course, excellent teacher.

By Bilal A

Feb 7, 2017

Really great, from basic to advance.

By Nícolas V S

Jul 25, 2020

A very concise and complete course.

By Maxim V

Jan 18, 2020

A very thorough into to statistics!

By Ammar J

Feb 4, 2019

very helpful for Statistic analysis