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

Jan 28, 2021

great course with good videos and examples. Very good course for learning the basic statistics. Unfortunately the week 3 is the most misunderstanding module, nevertheless very good and understanding

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By Vikram A

Jan 3, 2021

Very nice course!

By Min M

Aug 26, 2020

Excellent Course!

By Intesar O

Jun 23, 2020

Very good course!

By Qian H

Aug 9, 2017

Very nice course!

By Dan W

Oct 7, 2016

Excellent Basics!

By 宋旸

Feb 7, 2016

Inspiring course.

By Ramiro L

Jan 25, 2016

nicely done guys!

By Snehal P

Oct 8, 2020

Wonderful Course

By Anton K

Jun 22, 2020

Simple and clear

By Hany N

Apr 11, 2019

Fantastic course

By Vinod V p

Apr 10, 2019

Excellent course

By Miriam R

Mar 25, 2019

Excelente course

By Xiaoyin C

Jan 7, 2019

very good course

By B V S K

Nov 13, 2018

very good course

By Raghu

Mar 8, 2018

Excellent Course

By sriniwas

Dec 12, 2017

very nice course


Nov 17, 2017

Simply explained

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May 15, 2017


By Zhang Q

Jan 19, 2017

very good course

By Ahmed m w e

Jun 3, 2016

very nice course


Mar 4, 2021

Nice experience


May 4, 2020

fantastic topic

By José E B C

Mar 23, 2019

Bien explicado!

By Wided H

Mar 27, 2018

so constructive

By Barbara W

Jul 25, 2017

great refresher