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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


Apr 20, 2016

This is a nice course...thanks for providing such a great content from University of Amserdam.

Please allow us to complete the course as I have to wait till the session starts for week 2 lessions.


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!

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By Manish P

Jan 27, 2018

Need more description and depth.

By pooja p

Jul 11, 2022

Very usefull at beginner level.

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

By Akshata S K

Jul 16, 2020

its nice experience......!

By Chalmer L

Apr 7, 2016

I enjoyed the class.

By Daniel N

Jan 30, 2020

good, can be harder

By Deleted A

Aug 3, 2020

Well composed !


Jun 25, 2016

Great course :)


Jun 28, 2021

Too much tests

By Farabe K A

Jun 21, 2020

Awesome course

By 李大顺

Feb 3, 2018

great course~

By S A .

Aug 16, 2020

great course

By Juan V

Oct 6, 2017

Good course.

By Cristina Y M

Jun 12, 2021

great topic

By Selinamma D

Jul 16, 2021

very good.


May 9, 2020

Very good

By Abdullahi A I

Feb 25, 2017

thank you

By Harish

May 13, 2016

Too good

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