Understanding statistics is essential to understand research in the social and behavioral sciences. In this course you will learn the basics of statistics; not just how to calculate them, but also how to evaluate them. This course will also prepare you for the next course in the specialization - the course Inferential Statistics.
In the first part of the course we will discuss methods of descriptive statistics. You will learn what cases and variables are and how you can compute measures of central tendency (mean, median and mode) and dispersion (standard deviation and variance). Next, we discuss how to assess relationships between variables, and we introduce the concepts correlation and regression.
The second part of the course is concerned with the basics of probability: calculating probabilities, probability distributions and sampling distributions. You need to know about these things in order to understand how inferential statistics work.
The third part of the course consists of an introduction to methods of inferential statistics - methods that help us decide whether the patterns we see in our data are strong enough to draw conclusions about the underlying population we are interested in. We will discuss confidence intervals and significance tests.
You will not only learn about all these statistical concepts, you will also be trained to calculate and generate these statistics yourself using freely available statistical software....

创建者 PG

•Apr 21, 2016

This is a nice course...thanks for providing such a great content from University of Amserdam.\n\nPlease allow us to complete the course as I have to wait till the session starts for week 2 lessions.

创建者 CD

•Mar 06, 2016

This course is really awesome. Designed well. Looks like a lot of efforts have been taken by the team to build this course. Kudos to everyone. Keep up the good work and thank you very much.

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创建者 Du F·H

•Apr 22, 2019

非常完美~~~ 我爱了！！！敲稀饭这个组合 可萌可攻可 ... 这个basic statistics的课程 很稀饭很稀饭很稀饭

创建者 Jose Antonio Villegas

•Apr 21, 2019

The course was excellent. congratulations

创建者 Deepmala Sutar

•Apr 14, 2019

I loved the course but learning R lab was time consuming thus i have kept it for hold. Will get back to it when i have time. Thanks

创建者 龚欢

•Apr 13, 2019

Nice and clear courses

创建者 Rajakumar

•Apr 11, 2019

Very Useful

创建者 Hany Nagaty

•Apr 11, 2019

Fantastic course

创建者 Damian Sobański

•Apr 10, 2019

Perfect! You can learn a lot and get solid basics according to statistics. I can truly recommend you this course.

创建者 Vinodhadari

•Apr 10, 2019

awsome

创建者 sangramsinh sawant

•Apr 10, 2019

amazing tutorials and i learn alots of new thing in field of statistics

创建者 Vinod V pillai

•Apr 10, 2019

Excellent course