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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Bayesian Statistics by Duke University

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About the Course

This course describes Bayesian statistics, in which one's inferences about parameters or hypotheses are updated as evidence accumulates. You will learn to use Bayes’ rule to transform prior probabilities into posterior probabilities, and be introduced to the underlying theory and perspective of the Bayesian paradigm. The course will apply Bayesian methods to several practical problems, to show end-to-end Bayesian analyses that move from framing the question to building models to eliciting prior probabilities to implementing in R (free statistical software) the final posterior distribution. Additionally, the course will introduce credible regions, Bayesian comparisons of means and proportions, Bayesian regression and inference using multiple models, and discussion of Bayesian prediction. We assume learners in this course have background knowledge equivalent to what is covered in the earlier three courses in this specialization: "Introduction to Probability and Data," "Inferential Statistics," and "Linear Regression and Modeling."...

Top reviews

Sep 20, 2017

Great course. Difficult to apprehend sometimes as the Frequentist paradigm is learned first but once you get it, it is really amazing to see the believe update in action with data.

Apr 9, 2018

I like this course a lot. Explanations are clear and much of the (unnecessarily heavyweight) maths is glossed over. I particularly liked the sections on Bayesian model selection.

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By Ale D

Dec 17, 2017

Hard, but very good first course on Bayesian

By Lou B V

Sep 11, 2020

It was difficult for me yet it is so great.

By Luis A

Oct 11, 2018

Excellent course very clear explenations.

By Matthew L

Jan 31, 2018

Really hard, but absolutely worth it.

By Ananda R

Apr 19, 2017

very difficult but it is interesting

By Zining J

May 9, 2018

This is course is very intuitive!

By Subrata B

Sep 8, 2016

Excellent introductory course!

By Arman A

Aug 25, 2017

Very entertaining course !!!

By Edilson S

Jul 25, 2016

Very Nice Course! Excellent!

By Alexey K

May 10, 2018

The magic course...)


By Harish

Jun 21, 2018

Of an elvated level!

By Huynh T

Sep 24, 2019

It's helpful to me.

By Khuong Q L

Mar 16, 2018

Strongly recommend!

By Donal G

Jan 7, 2017

Very good course.

By 李俊宏

May 22, 2017

very intuitive!

By Tian Z

Dec 14, 2017

Pretty helpful

By John A

Oct 2, 2019

Great course!

By Pedro M

Dec 20, 2018

great course!

By Can Z

Jan 10, 2018

Great course.

By Denise L

Aug 2, 2018


By Oscar C R

Aug 28, 2020

Good Course

By Marina Z

Jun 27, 2017


By hyunwoo j

Jul 16, 2016

very useful

By Riku L

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