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.

This course is part of the Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences Specialization

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- Statistics
- Confidence Interval
- Statistical Hypothesis Testing
- R Programming

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## Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

**2 hours to complete**

### Before we get started...

**2 hours to complete**

**5 hours to complete**

### Exploring Data

**5 hours to complete**

**3 hours to complete**

### Correlation and Regression

**3 hours to complete**

**3 hours to complete**

### Probability

**3 hours to complete**

**3 hours to complete**

### Probability Distributions

**3 hours to complete**

## Reviews

- 5 stars74.17%
- 4 stars19.07%
- 3 stars4.25%
- 2 stars1.05%
- 1 star1.44%

### TOP REVIEWS FROM BASIC STATISTICS

Videos were good, quizzes were good at assessing knowledge. Didn't like the tool for answering question in R. Would much rather they just had you install R and RStudio and complete questions there.

Taking up this course helped me get a crystal clear understanding of the statistics concepts. I would recommend this course to anyone who is trying to learn the basic concepts of statistics. Cheers!

Instructors have provided concise explanations of the concepts. There are many examples considered that make statistics easier to understand! Also, the illustrations are fancy. I enjoyed every video!

Good course with hands-on examples. Liked the balance between theory and practice. Good that one got to practice in R, even though the syntax was bit of a headache from time to time.

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