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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 田野

Mar 15, 2016

Useful and help

By Bijay K

Mar 12, 2022

Basics learned


Nov 28, 2021

Good class!!!

By Peter D

Mar 28, 2021

Great Course!

By 黄哲恒

Feb 2, 2021

it is so good

By Franziska W

May 9, 2020

Simply great!

By Franco S

Apr 23, 2020

Great course!

By Abdirahman O

Jan 18, 2018

Great Course.

By Jai J

May 22, 2017

Great Course.

By srinivasa R K

May 16, 2016

very good 5.0


Jan 3, 2022

best subject


Feb 14, 2021

Great course

By Somsubhra D

Oct 25, 2020

Good course.

By Murat B

Nov 12, 2016

fun to learn

By Jack C

Apr 16, 2016

easy, useful

By Cathy C d D C

Mar 6, 2016

great course

By Хоменко А В

Nov 28, 2022

Було цікаво


Apr 24, 2022

nice cource

By Kaoustav D

Nov 26, 2021

Good Course

By Thomaz E P L G d A

Sep 29, 2021

It´s Great.

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By Veramreddy R

Aug 20, 2020

very useful


Jul 18, 2020

Good course

By Md. F A

Jul 17, 2020

Thats great


May 24, 2020

It was good