[FRIAM] Learning about Bayesian Statistics

George Duncan gtduncan at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 13:33:16 EST 2019

At Friday's church service Nick asked about how one might learn the basics
of Bayesian statistics. I said I would think about it, and so here are my

For historical and philosophical background: Read The Emergence of
Probability by Ian Hacking

For a systematic course: Take Coursera, Bayesian Statistics, a course from
Duke University with a 7-day free trial.

Also of course there are several reasonable texts on Bayesian Statistics.

George Duncan
Emeritus Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
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