A very strict frequentist might even say the meteorologist is just wrong. It is this process of trying, making mistakes, realizing that you made a mistake, identifying why you made a mistake, trying again, etc where true learning happens. When flipping a fair coin, we say that ‘the probability of flipping Heads is 0.5.’ How do you interpret this probability? Be sure to explain your reasoning. Let’s begin by looking through the frequentist lens which, to oversimplify a bit, looks at the data without the surrounding context. 2010). As per this definition, the probability of a coin toss resulting in heads is 0.5 because rolling the die many times over a long period results roughly in those odds. Due to the fact that it’s often what people use in practice, frequentist methods are ingrained in the statistics curriculum. As they read more and more pages of this book, two readers will come to agreement on the power of Bayesian statistics! Remember that Thomas Bayes (left) started developing the Bayesian philosophy 1740’s. “Bayesian Approximate Kernel Regression with Variable Selection.” Journal of the American Statistical Association 113 (524): 1710–21. Since it will either rain or not rain, the probability of rain must be either 1 or 0. Class Note & Capstone Project Code and Report & Project Code & Weekly Quiz & Honor Quiz for Bayesian-Statistics-From-Concept-to-Data-Analysis-Course These include: 1. In a hypothesis test, a Bayesian asks: in light of the observed data, what’s the chance that the hypothesis is correct? When was the last time you changed your mind? Blackwell, David. In question 4 of Section 1.1.1, you were asked to imagine that you tested positive for a rare disease and only got to ask the doctor one question: (a) what’s the chance that I actually have the disease? Note that as of May 2020, tweets can have at most 280 characters and emojis count as 2 characters. (2) Kavya claims that she can distinguish natural and artificial sweeteners. 2The di erences are mostly cosmetic. For now, we merely wish to highlight and take a deeper look at the key differences between the Bayesian and frequentist philosophies. Bayesian-Statistics-Techniques-and-Models-from-UCSC-on-Coursera. Modern statistical practice is a child of the Enlightenment. We haven’t done much to combat this critique yet. Over the next several weeks, we will together explore Bayesian statistics. Bayesian Statistics (a very brief introduction) Ken Rice Epi 516, Biost 520 1.30pm, T478, April 4, 2018 Take a look at Pfizer’s explanation of the 95% CI (90.3, 97.6) for the vaccine efficacy at around 4 hours 50 minutes of the meeting video where the presenter states: There is 95% probability that efficacy falls in the interval shown Thus when we take into account the disease’s rarity and the relatively high rate of false positives, it’s relatively unlikely that you actually have the disease. As recently as 1990, Marilyn vos Savant was skewered by readers of her Parade magazine column when she presented a Bayesian solution to the now classic Monty Hall probability puzzle. STA 602 - Intro to Bayesian Statistics (Fall 2020) Lecture: Tue and Thur 8:30am-9:45am (live), Online (live). 2. Click here for answers to these problems. Whereas the frequentist definition of probability is too rigid to apply to these one-time settings, the more flexible Bayesian definition provides a path through which to express the uncertainty of these events. We use essential cookies to perform essential website functions, e.g. This is not only telling you where theta is, but it's actually telling you the difference if you actually give as something that gives you the posterior. Both Bayesians and frequentists use data to fit models, make predictions, and evaluate hypotheses. How many times does the author change their mind about their interest in Bayesian statistics? Wasserstein, Ronald L. 2016. And then you saw that the first chapter opened with a quote from Beyoncé, an unusual choice for a statistics book. Offered by Duke University. 1 branch 0 tags. This course describes Bayesian statistics, in which one's inferences about parameters or hypotheses are updated as evidence accumulates. The meteorologist’s calculation is wrong. Though the p-value enjoyed prominence in the frequentist curriculum and practice for decades, it’s slowly being de-emphasized. Stats Tweets If Zuofu had correctly predicted the outcome of, say, 10,000 coin flips, the strength of this data would far surpass that of our prior, leading to a posterior conclusion that perhaps Zuofu is psychic after all (like the right plot in Figure 1.4)! Identify a topic that you know about. 1. a = 1 point, b = 3 points, c = 2 points; 2. a = 1 point, b = 3 points, c = 1 point; 3. a = 3 points, b = 1 point; 4. a = 3 points, b = 1 point.↩︎, Dear readers, if you have experience with frequentist statistics, then you might be skeptical that the methods you learned would produce such a silly conclusion. This logical and heartening idea is illustrated by Figure 1.5. 1 Totals from 4-5 indicate that your current thinking is fairly frequentist whereas totals from 9-12 indicate you already think like a Bayesian. Bayesian Statistics isn’t new.It’s been around for a while. Does it provide equal evidence in support of both Zuofu’s and Kavya’s claims? You have an entire posterior distribution. These inclinations might change throughout your reading of this book. 2. Recalling the discussion in Section 1.1.2, you might anticipate that a frequentist wouldn’t be happy about the Bayesian analysis above. Berger, James O. A Bayesian views probability as a measure of the relative plausibility of an event: observing Heads and observing Tails are equally likely. Middle: Photo of David Blackwell at Berkeley, California (George M. Bergman, Wikimedia Commons). Which framework of thinking, Bayesian or frequentist, are you employing here? Thus in this aspect of the Bayesian vs frequentist debate, the Bayesian philosophy is the hands-down winner. For example, in analyzing Zuofu’s claim, we had a very strong prior understanding that he wasn’t a psychic but had very little data (10 coin flips) supporting his claim. But let us ignore for a moment big important questions and just consider a small statistical quiz for recreation. Prior to ever opening it, you no doubt had some preconceptions about this book, whether formed from its title, its online reviews, or a conversation with a friend who has read it. That is, we’d rather understand the uncertainty in our unknown disease status than in our observed test result. However, given its inconsistency with our prior experience, we are chalking Zuofu’s “psychic” achievement up to simple luck. In between these extremes, totals from 6-8 indicate that you’re not currently taking sides. Weighing the stellar online rating against your own terrible meal (which might have just been a fluke), you update your information: you view this as a 3-star not 5-star restaurant. If we observe today over and over, it will rain on roughly 90% of todays. And then I ‘flip-flopped’ when I found that there was something called chocolate syrup.”, JJ: “I don’t think I’m out of line when I say this scandal makes Benghazi look like Whitewater.”. Conditional probabilities are very important in medical decisions. In their second semester of their masters program they took a mathematical statistics course in which they were given a Bayesian homework problem involving ant eggs which both disgusted them and also felt unnecessarily difficult, as a result, they became disinterested in Bayesian statistics. This subjective stigma is slowly fading for several reasons. McGraw Hill. 2020. In the example, we know four facts: 1. Now, let's say the theta is p between 0 and 1. Since their “10 out of 10” data is the same, the corresponding p-values (\(\approx 0.001\)) and resulting hypothesis test conclusions are also the same.↩︎, As long as their priors don’t have 0 weight on some possibilities. You signed in with another tab or window. Roberts, Siobhan. Bayesian statistics is a theory in the field of statistics based on the Bayesian interpretation of probability where probability expresses a degree of belief in an event. These beliefs are combined with data to constrain the details of the model. 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. This course describes Bayesian statistics, in which one's inferences about parameters or hypotheses are updated as evidence accumulates. ), that David Blackwell (center) introduced one of the first Bayesian textbooks (Blackwell 1969). In fact, a common frequentist critique of the Bayesian philosophy is that it’s too subjective. Bayesian search theory is an interesting real-world application of Bayesian statistics which has been applied many times to search for lost vessels at sea. In the first semester of their program, they used Bayesian statistics to learn about diagnostic tests for different diseases, saw how important Bayesian statistics was and became very interested in Bayesian statistics. - Beyoncé. Office hour: Fri 8:30-9:30am (Zoom link to be distributed on Sakai). Since today’s weather is a one time event, the long-run relative frequency concept of observing today’s weather over and over simply doesn’t apply. For more information, see our Privacy Statement. “How to Think Like an Epidemiologist.” New York Times. ; or (b) if in fact I do not have the disease, what’s the chance that I would’ve gotten this positive test result? The Bayesian philosophy not only fell out of popular favor during this time, it was stigmatized. Depending upon the setting, the prior is given more weight than the data (left), the prior and data are given equal weight (middle), or the prior is given less weight than the data (right). Among the four with the disease, three test positive thus get accurate test results. In fact, “frequentists” are so named because of their interpretation of probability as a long-run relative frequency. Is it going to rain? Knowing that you are qualified, which question would you rather have the answer to: the frequentist or the Bayesian? Though neither proclaimed as much at the time, Alan Turing cracked Germany’s ‘Enigma’ code in World War II and John Tukey pioneered election-day predictions in the 1960s using Bayesian methods (McGrayne 2012). Covers the basic concepts. Let’s agree here that the first claim is simply ridiculous but that the second is plausible (some people have sensitive palates!). It will either rain or not rain, thus the probability of rain can only be 0 or 1. This week we will introduce the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) computational algorithms used to perform Bayesian Modeling: Metropolis Algorithm and Gibbs Sampling. 1995. Yale University Press. Identify the updated conclusion from the chocolate milk story. Crawford, Lorin, Kris C Wood, Xiang Zhou, and Sayan Mukherjee. False Positive Rate … Uncovering Behavioral Strategies.” Journal of the American Statistical Association 90 (432): 1137–45. Inspired by an example in The Likelihood Principle (1984), question 3 in Section 1.1.1 presented you with two scenarios: (1) Zuofu claims that he can predict the outcome of a coin flip; and (2) Kavya claims that she can distinguish between natural and artificial sweeteners. Perhaps this made you think ‘This book is going to be even more fun than I realized!’. In the second example, a frequentist interpretation would be that in a population of 1000 people, one person might have the disease. One Bayesian Problem similar to the problems on the simplebayes.pdf handout from Homework 2, one problem to guess the (a,b) for a Beta prior, and a modeling problem like the Practice Quiz. Though Bayes developed his philosophy during the 1740’s, it wasn’t until the late twentieth century that this work reached a broad audience. A less extreme frequentist interpretation, though a bit awkward, is more reasonable: in long-run hypothetical repetitions of today, we’d observe rain roughly 90% of the time. Just as they don’t agree on the fundamental meaning of probability, Bayesians and frequentists answer these questions through different lenses. In this first set of exercises, we hope to challenge you. They will be based Steve’s friend received a positive test for a disease. This experience will require a sense of purpose and a map. For clarity, consider the scenario summarized in Table 1.1 where, in a population of 100, only four people have the disease. Willing to give the restaurant another chance, you make a second trip. Yet, as illustrated by questions 1 and 2 in Section 1.1.1, Bayesians and frequentists disagree on something as fundamental as the meaning of “probability”. “Measuring Elusive Populations with Bayesian Model Averaging for Multiple Systems Estimation: A Case Study on Lethal Violations in Casanare, 1998-2007.” Statistics, Politics and Policy 1 (1). Sign up. FIGURE 1.4: Bayesian analyses balance our prior experiences with new data. It builds on the course Bayesian Statistics: From Concept to Data Analysis, which introduces Bayesian methods through use of simple conjugate models. There are various methods to test the significance of the model like p-value, confidence interval, etc The solution is a statistical technique called Bayesian inference. This framework depends upon prior information, data, and the balance between them (Figure 1.4). elections. To test her claim, you give her 10 sweetener samples and she correctly identifies each! Throughout this book, you will build the methodology and tools you need to implement this philosophy in a rigorous data analysis. Bayesian Chocolate Milk What a relief. Everybody changes their mind. 2012. The weather, the weather It's a typically hot morning in June in Durham. Here, our experience on Earth suggests that Zuofu is probably overstating his abilities but that Kavya’s claim is reasonable. Your current inclinations might be more frequentist than Bayesian or vice versa. Whether in science, policy-making, or life, this is how people tend to think (El-Gamal and Grether 1995) and how progress is made. If in fact I don’t have the disease, what’s the chance that I would’ve gotten this positive test result? FIGURE 1.6: Left: Portrait of Thomas Bayes (unknown author / public domain, Wikimedia Commons). they're used to log you in. Since only 3 of the 12 people that tested positive have the disease (Table 1.1), there’s only a 25% chance that you have the disease. On your first trip to the restaurant, you collect some edible data: your order for pasta al dente arrives a soggy mess. Real-world data often require more sophisticated models to reach realistic conclusions. 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. Keep in mind that in updating our information in the Bayesian paradigm, data should be weighed against our prior information. As you’ll soon learn, Bayesian applications require sophisticated computing resources that weren’t broadly available until the 1990s. Moreover, when working with the same data, they will typically arrive at a similar set of conclusions. Since the 1770’s, in fact. It has 5-star online rating! CHAPTER 1. If I flip this coin over and over, roughly 50% will be Heads. Essentially, it’s so commonly misinterpreted and misused (Goodman 2011), that the American Statistical Association put out an official ‘public safety announcement’ regarding its usage (Wasserstein 2016). Thus after weighing their equivalent “10 out of 10” achievements against these different priors, our posterior understanding of Zuofu’s and Kavya’s claims differ. Identify possible prior information for Leslie’s chocolate milk story. Write the question from the perspective of someone. 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. It could be a specific sport, a subject from school, or music and art. I don’t just use Bayesian methods, I am a Bayesian. (1) Zuofu claims that he can predict the outcome of a coin flip. 1984. In building the posterior, the balance between the prior information and data is determined by the relative strength of each. Watch 1 Star 0 Fork 1 0 stars 1 fork Star Watch Code; Issues 0; Pull requests 0; Actions; Projects 0; Security; Insights; Dismiss Join GitHub today. Perhaps it served to do the opposite. What can we conclude from this data? When we have little data, our posterior can draw upon the power in our prior knowledge. 1969. You’re more confident in Kavya’s claim than Zuofu’s claim. The probability of an event is equal to the long-term frequency of the event occurring when the same process is repeated multiple times. (Insert a photo of yourself). 1Bayesian statistics has a way of creating extreme enthusiasm among its users. Let’s try applying these ideas to the question 2 setting in which a meteorologist states that there’s a 0.9 probability of rain today. When was the last time you changed someone else’s mind? The reason the p-value is so commonly misinterpreted is simple - it’s not what we really want to know.4 After all, just as two bakers might use two different recipes to produce equally tasty bagels, two analysts might use two different techniques to produce equally informative analyses. Second, post-Enlightenment, “subjective” is no longer such a dirty word. Li Ma Email: li.maPENGUIN@dukePENGUIN.edu (Don't forget to remove the antarctic bird!) Identify the data that Leslie weighted against that incoming information in her chocolate milk story. Totals from 4-5 indicate that your current thinking is fairly frequentist whereas totals from 9-12 indicate you already think like a Bayesian. This course describes Bayesian statistics, in which one's inferences about parameters or hypotheses are updated as evidence accumulates. As they collect more and more data, two scientists will come to agreement on the human role in climate change, no matter their prior training and experience.3 Next, tally up your quiz score using the scoring system below. Consider two claims. It’s often the case that an event of interest is unrepeatable. 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. We can’t resist representing this conclusion with Figure 1.3, a frequentist complement to the Bayesian knowledge building diagram in Figure 1.2, which solely consists of the data. 2018) to using Bayes to monitor human rights violations (Lum et al. To test his claim, you flip a fair coin 10 times and he correctly predicts all 10! 2018. Lyric from Satellites. If you only get to ask the doctor one question, which would it be? Thus prior to ever stepping foot in the restaurant, you anticipate that the food will be quite delicious.

In this module, we will work with conditional probabilities, which is the probability of event B given event A. As with the Italian restaurant example in the chapter, make a single diagram that includes the prior information, and the new data that helped changed the author’s change their mind each time, and the posterior conclusion. The Likelihood Principle (Lecture Notes-Monograph Series). We hope that you might (at least initially) make some mistakes as you work to incorporate the new data you learned in this chapter into your way of thinking. For example, in question 1, Bayesians and frequentists agree that the probability of observing Heads on a fair coin flip is 1/2. How would your current expertise inform your conclusion? The probability of an event is measured by the degree of belief. Thus the prior held more weight in our posterior understanding (like the left plot in Figure 1.4). Given our emphasis on how natural the Bayesian approach to knowledge building is, you might be surprised to know that the alternative frequentist philosophy has traditionally dominated statistics. Its resurgence can be explained by advances in the technology needed to implement Bayesian thinking and a loosening up of critiques that, by inviting our prior knowledge to play a formal role in an analysis, Bayesian statistics is too subjective. Nous voudrions effectuer une description ici mais le site que vous consultez ne nous en laisse pas la possibilité. As the mere public existence of this book suggests, the stigma has largely eroded. 1. Thus imagine our surprise when, in testing their claims, both Zuofu and Kavya enjoyed a 10 out of 10 success rate: Zuofu correctly predicted the outcomes of 10 coin flips and Kavya correctly identified the source of 10 different sweeteners. Since only 9 of the 96 people without the disease tested positive, there’s a roughly 10% (9/96) chance that you would’ve tested positive even if you didn’t have the disease. Overall Incidence Rate The disease occurs in 1 in 1,000 people, regardless of the test results. Due to the fact that it’s typically what people learn, frequentist methods are ingrained in practice. Why? Instructor. learn a little bit about the history of the Bayesian philosophy. The point we want to make is that we agree with Beyoncé – changing is simply part of life. Given how natural Bayesian thinking is, you might be surprised to know that Bayes’ momentum is relatively recent. explore the foundations of a Bayesian data analysis and how they contrast with the frequentist alternative; and. Thus a frequentist would ask: if in fact the hypothesis is not correct, what’s the chance I’d have observed this data? No matter. Favoring flavor over details, Figure 1.2 might even lead you to believe that Bayesian analysis involves a bit of subjective hocus pocus: combine your prior with some data and poof, out pops your posterior. As we collect more data, the prior loses its influence. It wasn’t until 1969, more than 200 years later (! Right: You! In doing so, try to abandon all of the rules that you might have learned in the past and just go with your gut. McGrayne, Sharon. Think of a recent situation in which you changed your mind. It includes video explanations along with real life illustrations, examples, numerical problems, take away notes, practice exercise workbooks, quiz, and much more . Bayesian statistics is a mathematical approach to calculating probability in which conclusions are subjective and updated as additional data is collected. But, there are some events that have no long-term frequency of occurrences, e.g. You continue to refine this information as you gather new evidence: FIGURE 1.2: A Bayesian knowledge building diagram. This means that a frequentist would be equally confident that Zuofu can predict coin flips and Kavya can distinguish between natural and artificial sweeteners (at least on paper if not in their gut).2 If you’re an environmental scientist, yours might be an analysis of the human role in climate change. Explain to your friend why Bayesian statistics are useful in 3 sentences or less. Next, tally up your quiz score using the scoring system below.1 In between these extremes, totals from 6-8 indicate that you’re not currently taking sides. Whereas in Bayesian statistics probability is interpreted as people intuitively do, the degree of belief in something happening. STA 602: Bayesian and Modern Statistics Summer Term II 2020 Component Percentage Final Exam 25% Midterm 20% Problem Sets 20% Quiz I 10% Quiz II 10% Lab exercises 10% Participation Quizzes 5% 8 Descriptions of graded work 8.1 Problem sets and lab exercises There will be ve problem sets which will be handed out on a weekly basis. We use optional third-party analytics cookies to understand how you use GitHub.com so we can build better products. Thus in a frequentist analysis, “10 out of 10” is “10 out of 10” no matter if it’s in the context of Zuofu’s coins or Kavya’s sweeteners. Specifically, a Bayesian analysis assesses the uncertainty of the hypothesis in light of the observed data, and a frequentist analysis assesses the uncertainty of the observed data in light of an assumed hypothesis. When someone assigns a prior that puts a 0 weight on a possibility, this indicates that no amount of data will change their mind. Identify a hypothesis about this subject that could be informed and tested using your current expertise. And the beauty of Bayesian statistics is that, you don't have to take any number in particular. We will explore this specific situation in future chapters.↩︎, http://www.cracked.com/article_21544_6-tv-shows-that-put-insane-work-into-details-nobody-noticed_p2.html↩︎, http://www.math.cornell.edu/~numb3rs/lipa/Episodes/↩︎, https://priceonomics.com/the-time-everyone-corrected-the-worlds-smartest↩︎, http://www.est.ufmg.br/~loschi/labcom.htm https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339435324_EARLY_BAYESIANS_AND_BAYESIAN_DEVELOPMENTS_IN_INDIA https://bayesian.org/chapters/australasian-chapter/ https://bayesian.org/chapters/south-africa/ https://bayesian.org/chapters/brazil/ https://bayesian.org/chapters/chile/ https://bayesian.org/chapters/east-asia/ https://bayesian.org/chapters/india/↩︎, https://twitter.com/frenchpressplz/status/1266424143207034880↩︎, Bayes Rules! In reality, the Bayesian philosophy provides a formal framework for such knowledge creation. This technique begins with our stating prior beliefs about the system being modelled, allowing us to encode expert opinion and domain-specific knowledge into our system. Your friend is a statistician who just became interested in learning about Bayesian statistics. 2011. The disease occurs infrequently in the general population. The course is organized in five modules, each of which contains lecture videos, short quizzes, background reading, discussion prompts, and one or more peer-reviewed assignments. It’s more natural to study the uncertainty of a yet-unproven hypothesis (whether you have the rare disease) than the uncertainty of data we have already observed (you tested positive for the rare disease). In the fourth episode of the sixth season of the television show Parks and Rec, Deputy Director of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department is being subjected to an inquiry by the Pawnee City Council due to an inappropriate tweet from the official Parks and Rec twitter account. Bayesian Statistics and Inference (from Probabilistic Methods for Hackers) STUDY. Yet there are key differences in the logic behind, approach to, and interpretation of these conclusions. (1) Advances in computing. Before we elaborate upon the Bayesian vs frequentist debate, take a quick quiz to assess your current inclinations. Several openings are available for data science internships at a much-ballyhooed company. Figure 1.6 provides a sense of scale for the Bayesian timeline. From the frequentist standpoint, since disease status isn’t repeatable, the probability you have the disease is either 1 or 0 – you have it or you don’t. In light of more and more data, two analysts that start out with opposing knowledge will converge on the same posterior knowledge. Lum, Kristian, Megan Price, Tamy Guberek, and Patrick Ball. Our prior knowledge naturally informs what we measure, why we measure it, and how we model it. Explain to a Friend: Benefits of Bayesian Statistics The idea of allowing one’s prior experience to play a formal role in a statistical analysis might seem a bit goofy. Or here, in light of my positive test result, what’s the chance that I actually have the disease? 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. You don’t walk into such an inquiry without context - you carry a degree of incoming or prior information based on previous research and experience. In light of these experiments, what do you conclude? what is the difference in interpretations b/w a frequentist (classical) and a bayesian, when it comes to probability? Suppose that during a recent doctor’s visit, you tested positive for a very rare disease. On this visit, you’re pleased with your Alfredo dish and increase the restaurant’s rating to 4 stars. Basic Statistics. Yet with this level of scrutiny, it’s no wonder that many researchers kept their Bayesian pursuits under wraps. We’re even more certain that Kavya is a sweetener savant (the data is consistent with our prior). Your current inclinations might be more frequentist than Bayesian or vice versa. https://www.quantstart.com/articles/Bayesian-Statistics-A-Beginners-Guide 2010. Ultimately, we hope that you will learn from these mistakes to attain a greater understanding of these ideas than you would have had if you had never made a mistake at all. Or here: if I don’t actually have the disease, what’s the chance that I would’ve tested positive? Bayesian Statistics: From Concept to Data Analysis by University of California, Santa Cruz - shubham166/bayesian-statistics-coursera Changing views on Bayes When one of the authors of this book started their masters degree in Biostatistics, they had never used Bayesian Statistics before, and since they had no experience with Bayesian statistics, they felt neutral about the topic: neither interested or uninterested. What’s the chance that I actually have the disease? 2020. For example, a Bayesian would interpret the 90% chance of rain calculation to mean that, based on meteorological models, the relative plausibility of rain today is slim – it’s much more likely (specifically, 9 times more likely) to rain than to not rain. Having carefully read the job description, you know for a fact that you are qualified for the position: this is your data. If you’re a political scientist, yours might be a study of demographic factors in voting patterns. This course describes Bayesian statistics, in which one's inferences about parameters or hypotheses are updated as evidence accumulates. Probability theory is central to every statistical analysis. Not only are we, this book’s authors, part of this Bayesian story now, we hope to have created a resource that invites you (right) to be a part of this story too!

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