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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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Jun 27, 2022

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!


Apr 20, 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.

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By Neoman N

Jul 12, 2019

better explanation with selecting the most important topics!

By Margaretha

May 26, 2018

Enjoyed it tremendously - had to prep extra for exam though.


May 11, 2021

Curso requer bastante estudo e compreensão em linguagem R

By Elham L

Mar 2, 2020

Really great course, except for the mentor response.

By Eelco H

Mar 8, 2016

Good course to polish up your statistics knowledge.

By Francisco P

Apr 1, 2018

It is a nice course to statrt understand statisics

By Arènso B

Dec 30, 2020

clear explanations. Good to have pdf's to re-read

By Yasvant K

Nov 15, 2020

Well structured program with relevant examples.

By Andrew B

Mar 26, 2020

Good course! A good review of basic statistics.

By Ashish R

Feb 8, 2016

Very good explainations with plenty of examples


Feb 20, 2022

IT has a good information but bad explained.

By Chong Q L

Feb 29, 2020

Enable incremental assimilation of knowledge

By Chen C

Jan 6, 2020

Hopefully we could remove the poop example.

By Ashwin R

Jul 18, 2020

Interesting and alot of real life examples

By Hector V

Oct 7, 2017

Excellent and friendly visual explanations

By Yair E

Jul 9, 2017

Nice combination of statistics intro and R

By Mengjia C

Apr 8, 2018

Professor Matthijs Rooduijn is very good!

By Jurgita Z

Sep 25, 2020

too many things, that are unnecessary

By Patrick C

Mar 14, 2020

great course but r labs was pointless

By Tan C H

Aug 5, 2019

Very useful basic statistical skills.


Oct 19, 2020

Good to brush up statistics skills

By Manish P

Jan 27, 2018

Need more description and depth.

By Shady N

Aug 3, 2016

Very useful Statistics Course.

By Justin H

Jun 21, 2016

Nice. For noobs.

I enjoyed it!

By Oladapo A

Sep 3, 2017

Great course. I learnt a lot