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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

GS
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.

JB
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 Ying

Jun 28, 2017

This is a very useful course for people to do the data analysis in astronomy.

By Tomáš B

Sep 8, 2016

Short, simple and clear explanations. I only regret the course is not longer.

By Tú A N

Mar 20, 2018

Good start for getting familiar with Bayesian Statistics . I learned a lot .

By Хожиматова К

Nov 27, 2016

Everything was perfect beginning from explonations and ending with materials

By Priyabrata D

Feb 11, 2019

best course for the beginners who want to get started on bayesian inference

By Derek Y

Apr 9, 2017

The whole course is not bad. More examples in the classes would be helpful.

By Pablo G

Apr 18, 2020

A superb and engaging hands-on introductory course to Bayesian Statistics

By Usman Q

Mar 15, 2019

Fun & interesting cass! Not trivial, so take good notes as you go along.

By Juan M R

Aug 26, 2017

It is very useful to acquire a basic knowledge about Bayesian statistic.

By Vikramnath V

Aug 22, 2016

Excellent lectures by Herbert Lee. Great intuitive content for learners.

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.

By howcanimove@gmail.com

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 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.