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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 Chris

May 13, 2017

great course. gave me a much more intuitive feel and confidence for bayesian analysis.


Mar 21, 2018

A great course, very clear, well presented. Most of knowledge for the time invested

By thomas e

Aug 31, 2016

I followed this class with a great enthousiasm. It was very clear and pedagogical !

By Bon-Woong K

Feb 26, 2020

Great class. Wish if it were a classroom class - could have been better! Thanks.

By Pawel B

Apr 3, 2018

Interesting course providing you with a well-paced start into Bayesian Statistics.

By Laura B

Aug 5, 2017

Great course! Well explained with useful additional material. Strongly suggested.

By Harold X

Sep 22, 2016

The course content is concise and straightforward. For novices it is very helpful

By Adam S

Apr 30, 2019

This course is great! Very clear, very professional, and lots of useful content!

By Robert T

Nov 7, 2018

Great course for beginners as well as those that need a refresher on the basics!

By Matthias A

Mar 6, 2021

Great introduction to Bayesian statistics. Thank you for providing this course.

By Johan F R

Feb 12, 2021

I highly recommend and appreciate this course led by an excellent instructor.

By Madhu K S

Feb 16, 2018

Nice introductory course. Some mathematics skills needed to fully appreciate.

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 Hemanoel P

Jan 8, 2021

It is a fantastic course, but you may need a good background on statistics.

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 Chihan T

Jan 11, 2021

Useful lessons but too many calculations without explanatory applications

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 Robert S

Mar 5, 2021

Nice course. I really enjoyed the lessons and the many small exercises!