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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 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 Ratnam D

May 28, 2017

Best Course to Start with Stats

By Mateusz Z

Jan 5, 2021

Thank you. I have learnt a lot

By Ananth P

Aug 27, 2020

thank u for a wonderful course

By V S G

Jun 6, 2020

amazing course!!! learnt a lot


May 21, 2020

Each topics are well explained

By majd s

Aug 31, 2017

Very funny and helpful course.

By venkateswar y

Jul 13, 2017

It is good for learning basics

By sharath

Jan 25, 2017

Beautiful Teaching.. Well done


Sep 27, 2016

The animation is pretty great!

By Лац М П

May 26, 2022

Tremendous course! Thank you.

By Arshad H

Sep 15, 2020

Amazing Learning on Coursera.


May 14, 2019

Very good course. Well done.

By norbert b

Nov 5, 2018

wonderful course- well taught

By Chhanda M

Jun 14, 2020

Awesome course!Learned a lot

By Ashfaqur R

Feb 19, 2019

Great course for researchers

By Hang T

Apr 6, 2017

Thank you! It is so amazing!

By Shi S

Mar 16, 2017

Great course for beginners:S

By Fan M

Feb 23, 2017

Great course, useful and fun

By Rejane R d C P

Nov 4, 2020

Excellent course. Thanks!!!

By Deleted A

Apr 17, 2018

The dutch know how to teach

By Vicente A A A

Oct 26, 2016

Simple, Concise and Awesome

By bellahuang

Mar 1, 2016

I like these two lecturers!

By Santosh H

May 7, 2021

Excellent course materials


May 28, 2020

It's really amazing course

By Md S M

Sep 5, 2019

Great course on Statistics