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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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Sep 3, 2022

thank you good course


Jun 29, 2020

Very difficult course

By Divya S 1

Jun 6, 2020

a very helpful course

By Aayush A

Apr 2, 2018

Excellent!! Loved it.

By Syarif M

Dec 3, 2016

Highly recomended!!!!

By Okan E

Feb 6, 2016

It is very helpfull .

By Peter H

Sep 10, 2020

simple and essential

By George P

Dec 12, 2016

Great for beginners!

By Mostapha M

Jun 14, 2016

Great Presentation !

By Megha J

Jun 7, 2020

very amazing course

By Bharath R

May 31, 2020

superb app to learn

By Fereshteh Z

Apr 13, 2020

Very useful course.

By 刘又一

Mar 17, 2016

Makes you thinking.

By Yangxi Z

Mar 9, 2016

easy to understand.


Apr 17, 2021

Thank you so much!

By Emad K

Jan 23, 2018

Easy to understand

By christian c m b

Aug 14, 2017

Incredible course!

By Snehanjan

May 6, 2017

Top class course !

By Dina D

Jan 3, 2017

FUN, surprisingly!

By Onur Ö

Jan 2, 2017

Easy and inspiring

By Antonio B

Sep 10, 2016

great way to teach

By Noemi M B

Nov 1, 2022

Ótimo, recomendo.

By Utsav

Aug 31, 2022


By Dr.Amitkumar R K

Jul 12, 2022

Excellent course.

By Vikram A

Jan 3, 2021

Very nice course!