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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....

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Sep 01, 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.


Jun 27, 2018

Great course. The content moves at a nice pace and the videos are really good to follow. The Quizzes are also set at a good level. You can't pass this course unless you have understood the material.

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By Felipe M

Oct 23, 2017

Very practical and insightful course. Strongly recommend it.

By Alexandre F G

Oct 24, 2016

Very thoughtful and deep, great learning experience, thanks!

By Ignacio P

Apr 23, 2020

I have discovered a new approach to statistics. Thank you!!

By Joe N

Jan 22, 2017

Great course! Very concise, yet very informative! Go Slugs!

By Nathan A

Dec 19, 2018

A well-rounded introductory course in Bayesian Statistics.

By Manikant R

Jun 19, 2020

Great instructor , course is very useful for data science


Apr 17, 2020

Very meaty and useful... The content is highly structured

By Yanlin B

Mar 23, 2020

A great introduction to the world of Bayesian Statistics!

By Antonio A

May 26, 2020

A well-designed course to introduce Bayesian Statistics

By Baiyu L

Jan 27, 2020

explanation in details and nice supplementary materials

By Zotov A V

Nov 21, 2016

I want more practice programming tasks for this course.

By Eric B G

May 09, 2020

The best course about Bayesian Stats that I have done!

By Sameen N

Feb 05, 2019

Thanks it was nice learning from wonderfu instructors.

By Nguyen Q V

Aug 21, 2017

It is the good place to start to learn Bayesian theory

By Lazaros S

Oct 04, 2019

Excellent and very helpful course. Highly recommended

By Cem T

May 11, 2019

It was a groundbreaking course. I highly suggest it.

By Gu F

Feb 16, 2017

amazing quizes, and you don't have pay to take them.

By Anil M

Jul 04, 2020

Great intro course explained well by Professor Lee.

By A F

Apr 21, 2018

Great explanations, with detailed steps to follow.

By robert s

Dec 22, 2016

Instructor responds quickly to problems. Good job.


Jan 18, 2018

Great explanations, and great reference material.

By Bill S

Oct 16, 2017

Very good -- from fundamentals to basic analyses.

By Rizzardig

Aug 30, 2016

Just an introduction to the topic but very clear.

By Desham M

Jul 01, 2020

Great course for strengthening your fundamentals

By Vítor R

Apr 29, 2019

The practice exercises were very well conceived!