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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....

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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.


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 Sushil K

Mar 06, 2018

exceptional efforts! thank you for this surreal learning experience!

By Christopher A

Nov 21, 2016

Very engaging videos, good pace, easy to understand. Great job guys!

By Pramod N

Feb 07, 2016

Great presentation, easy to understand with good examples. Way to go

By Nikhil A

Jan 18, 2016

Loved presentation style. Very simple way to teach complex concept.

By Alvin M S

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent way to learn Basic Statistics with the help of R Studio.

By Gerhan S

Jan 03, 2020

Good course with clear video's with good sometimes funny examples.

By Sathyajith M 1

Jul 24, 2020

This was an awesome intro to stats. I'm really thankful for this.

By Mohammed T

Mar 31, 2019

The best course to boost your confidence in statistics for career

By Solomon A

Oct 05, 2017

Great course. Covers many of the important aspects of statistics.


Mar 09, 2016

Well recorded video, clear and kind explanation, and interesting.

By L Z

Jul 16, 2020

Very infromative and hands-on course. Like especially the R-lab.

By Marjorie G

Jul 07, 2018

video lectures are awesome!!! this is a tough course, but fun!!!

By Güneycan S

Jul 11, 2016

Intuitive, clear, neither too fast nor too slow.. easy to follow

By Giulia P

May 29, 2016

The course is very well done and explained in a very simple way!

By Sen W

Mar 31, 2016

Easy and Clear, I wish I could find this course a year earlier.

By Albert v S

Feb 10, 2016

Good course, nice illustrations that really support the course!


Nov 11, 2019

Detailed explanations in the most simplest way to understand.

By Marco A F

Aug 13, 2018

Very demanding but rewarding. Excellent teachers and content.

By Susheel Y

Oct 27, 2016

It was a great course and method of teaching was exceptional.

By Tudor C

Jan 22, 2016

Very good course, nice examples! Carry on with the good work!

By Krishna K

Jun 15, 2020

The Course was challenging to begin with, but well worth it,

By Huong L

Jun 12, 2017

Course very well structured and easy for beginners to follow

By Xiwen O

May 27, 2017

It's a very interesting and useful way to learn this course.

By Geetha S

May 23, 2016

The concepts are explained very clearly. Thanks to the team.


Apr 03, 2020