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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 Duc H N

Mar 11, 2020

Good introduction to problems

By Shailesh K

Mar 6, 2019

Nice Course, Good Instructers

By Zhen Y

Nov 2, 2019

Very good course! Thank you

By Takashi Y

Aug 17, 2017

This is a very good course!

By Gustavo A B D

Sep 26, 2020

Muy claro en los conceptos

By Mario C

Oct 28, 2016

Simple but well explained.

By mohadeseh m

Apr 1, 2020

Very organized and useful

By Shuangli

Oct 18, 2020

It is a great lecture!

By César P O

Nov 19, 2019

It needs more examples

By peiyuan s

Sep 25, 2019

Really good! Thank you

By Sergey N

Feb 17, 2021

Very clear and useful

By Ge T

Nov 1, 2020

Every easy to follow.

By Mohini R

Aug 18, 2016

I enjoyed the course.

By Sergio G

Jul 25, 2017

Wow!!! it was great!

By agustin a

Sep 18, 2020

Excelente curso !!!

By Aleksander M

Mar 12, 2020

A very nice course

By Dave N

Oct 13, 2019

Good fundamentals.

By Susenjit G

Nov 22, 2018

Very Useful Course

By 思莹 王

May 8, 2017

It's very amazing!

By Roderick R

Apr 12, 2017

Excellent course!!

By Chiayu L

Dec 23, 2016

very great lecture

By Manuela F M

Nov 23, 2020

Aprendi muchisimo

By Sanjay C

Dec 28, 2019

Very well taught.

By Steven G

Nov 20, 2019

Very good course.

By Yukio F

Sep 30, 2017

Excellent course.