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StatisticsStatistical InferenceRegression AnalysisAnalysis Of Variance (ANOVA)

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Approx. 42 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete

Before we get started...

1 video (Total 3 min), 10 readings
10 readings
Hi there10m
How to navigate this course10m
How to contribute10m
General info - What will I learn in this course?10m
Course format - How is this course structured?10m
Requirements - What resources do I need?10m
Grading - How do I pass this course?10m
Team - Who created this course?10m
Honor Code - Integrity in this course10m
Useful literature and documents10m
5 hours to complete

Comparing two groups

9 videos (Total 55 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
9 videos
1.02 P-values5m
1.03 Confidence intervals and two-sided tests4m
1.04 Power6m
1.05 Two independent proportions6m
1.06 Two independent means6m
1.07 Two dependent proportions5m
1.08 Two dependent means5m
1.09 Controlling for other variables7m
5 readings
Comparing two groups - Drawing inferences10m
Comparing two groups - Independent groups10m
Comparing two groups - Dependent groups10m
Comparing two groups - Controlling for other variables10m
Comparing two groups - Transcripts10m
1 practice exercise
Comparing two groups36m
3 hours to complete

Categorical association

6 videos (Total 47 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
2.02 The Chi-squared test6m
2.03 Interpreting the Chi-squared test7m
2.04 Chi-squared as goodness-of-fit7m
2.05 The Chi-squared test - sidenotes8m
2.06 Fisher's exact test6m
4 readings
Categorical association - Chi-squared test for association10m
Categorical association - Chi-squared test for goodness of fit10m
Categorical association - Sidenotes and an alternative to the Chi-squared test10m
Categorical association - Transcripts10m
1 practice exercise
Categorical association30m
3 hours to complete

Simple regression

9 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
3.02 The regression equation6m
3.03 The regression model5m
3.04 Predictive power5m
3.05 Pitfalls in regression6m
3.06 Testing the model5m
3.07 Checking assumptions5m
3.08 CI and PI for predicted values5m
3.09 Exponential regression5m
4 readings
Simple regression - Describing quantitative association10m
Simple regression - Drawing inferences10m
Simple regression - Exponential regression10m
Simple regression - Transcripts10m
1 practice exercise
Simple regression34m
3 hours to complete

Multiple regression

8 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
4.02 R and R-squared5m
4.03 Overall test5m
4.04 Individual tests6m
4.05 Checking assumptions4m
4.06 Categorical predictors6m
4.07 Categorical response variable6m
4.08 Interpreting results7m
4 readings
Multiple regression - Model10m
Multiple regression - Tests10m
Multiple regression - Categorical predictors, categorical response variable and example10m
Multiple regression - Transcripts10m
1 practice exercise
Multiple regression42m
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By NDFeb 13th 2018

Incredibly dense (which they warn you about) so the lecutres fly over so much important info it's hard to keep track of even with a strong focus. A very good overview though.

By YZApr 15th 2016

I understood inferential statistics better with this course. Both teachers made the concepts clear for me. The R homework helps me review inferential statistics methods.



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