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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

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.

JB

Sep 09, 2020

Thank You, @University_of_Amsterdam for this wonderful course. I have really benefited a lot from this course. Thank you, Dr. Matthijs Rooduijn for making this course so lively and interesting!!

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By Andrei V

Jan 12, 2017

Very nice and easy presentations describing things I forgot from university.

By Raya B

Feb 21, 2016

I loved it very much. Easy to understand, visual and enjoyable explanations.

By Witharana P D M d S

Aug 28, 2020

The best statistics course I've ever followed!! Thank you soo much the team

By Zhanghan

Oct 21, 2018

I learn a lot of probability knowledge and have a little command of R lab.

By Marta M

Dec 22, 2016

Great course!

Well explained concepts, easy to grasp, thorough evaluation :)

By Daniel M

Apr 01, 2018

really helped deepen my knowledge and is a fun and informative online unit

By Fendi T

Jun 10, 2016

Excellent jobs in explaining sophisticated theories with vivid examples ^^

By Jo S

Jan 27, 2016

Great materials and teachers. This is one of the best courses I've found.

By Utkarsh p

Jun 07, 2020

this course builds my basic concepts of statistics and I also learned R.

By ashwani b

Aug 19, 2018

very interactive and content is very much based on real world. Loved it.

By Imtithal A S

Apr 17, 2017

Is the most beautiful course ever I learned stats by taking this course.

By Josep S

Mar 06, 2016

High quality course for absolute beginners in stats. I highly recommend.

By Mahesh P

Oct 15, 2020

Very helpful course for beginners. Concepts are explained very clearly.

By 罗金培

Jun 12, 2020

Great Course! Help me know about some basic knowledge about Statistics!

By sangramsinh s

Apr 10, 2019

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

By Jodie

Jan 03, 2018

Professor is really humorous! Courses are instructive and interesting!

By marianne b

Dec 30, 2017

Great course, clear explanations with funny examples, I learned a lot!

By Ernazarov T

Dec 03, 2016

Great course but a lack of formulas in pdf files is very uncomfortable

By David R

Oct 28, 2016

Good design and really easy to learn, good teachers even for beginners

By Ingo V

May 06, 2016

Very well done: a lot of effort put into this course, and it pays off.

By Venugopal B

Mar 15, 2016

Basic intro to Stats & R. Very good if you are starting either / both.

By Artem R

Jan 07, 2016

Have recently passed the first week and I should say that was awesome!

By EDILSON S S O J

Jul 20, 2017

Very Nice course!!! A simple and powerful introduction to Statistics!

By Fan Y

Jan 13, 2017

very clear and well-organized, one of my best experiences on coursera

By Sushil K

Mar 06, 2018

exceptional efforts! thank you for this surreal learning experience!