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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 Ali B

Nov 26, 2017

The course is useful, especially for beginners in stat area.

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 18, 2018

A well-rounded introductory course in Bayesian Statistics.

By Pablo R

Sep 17, 2020

Muy buen curso, los ejercicios enseñan mucho al hacerlos.

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.


Jan 17, 2021

I'm very happy with this course, really learn with it.

By Eric G

May 9, 2020

The best course about Bayesian Stats that I have done!

By sameen n

Feb 5, 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 Sandip D

Aug 4, 2020

Excellent Material and Very good learning experience.

By Lazaros S

Oct 4, 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 4, 2020

Great intro course explained well by Professor Lee.

By A F

Apr 21, 2018

Great explanations, with detailed steps to follow.

By R S

Dec 22, 2016

Instructor responds quickly to problems. Good job.


Jan 17, 2018

Great explanations, and great reference material.