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Beginner Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: The course is comprised of 6 weeks of study, with 5-10 hours/week depending on mental stamina!...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Dealing with Uncertainty and Complexity in a Chaotic World

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8 videos (Total 68 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
1.1 The Monty Hall Problem9m
1.2 Decision Making Under Uncertainty10m
1.3 Uncertainty in the News9m
1.4 Simplicity vs. Complexity - The Need for Models10m
1.5 Safe to Assume? Beware, When Model Assumptions Go Wrong!9m
1.6 Roadmap of the Course9m
Week One Summary and Key Takeaways4m
6 readings
1.1 The Monty Hall Problem10m
1.2 Decision Making Under Uncertainty10m
1.3 Uncertainty in the News10m
1.4 Simplicity vs. Complexity - The Need for Models10m
1.5 Safe to Assume? Beware, When Model Assumptions Go Wrong!10m
1.6 Roadmap of the Course10m
1 practice exercise
Week One Quiz20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Quantifying Uncertainty With Probability

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7 videos (Total 74 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2 Simple Probability Distributions11m
2.3 Expectation of Random Variables13m
2.4 Bayesian Updating11m
2.5 Parameters9m
2.6 The Distribution Zoo11m
Week Two Summary and Key Takeaways4m
6 readings
2.1 Probability Principles10m
2.2 Simple Probability Distributions10m
2.3 Expectation of Random Variables10m
2.4 Bayesian Updating10m
2.5 Parameters10m
2.6 The Distribution Zoo10m
1 practice exercise
Week Two Quiz20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Describing The World The Statistical Way

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7 videos (Total 78 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
3.2 Data Visualisation11m
3.3 Descriptive Statistics - Measures of Central Tendency13m
3.4 Descriptive Statistics - Measures of Spread10m
3.5 The Normal Distribution11m
3.6 Variance of Random Variables13m
Week Three Summary and Key Takeaways5m
6 readings
3.1 Classify Your Variables!10m
3.2 Data Visualisation10m
3.3 Descriptive Statistics - Measures of Central Tendency10m
3.4 Descriptive Statistics - Measures of Spread10m
3.5 The Normal Distribution10m
3.6 Variance of Random Variables10m
1 practice exercise
Week Three Quiz
Week
4
2 hours to complete

On Your Marks, Get Set, Infer!

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7 videos (Total 78 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
4.2 Random Sampling11m
4.3 Further Random Sampling12m
4.4 Sampling Distributions11m
4.5 Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean11m
4.6 Confidence Intervals13m
Week Four Summary and Key Takeaways5m
6 readings
4.1 Introduction to Sampling10m
4.2 Random Sampling10m
4.3 Further Random Sampling10m
4.4 Sampling Distributions10m
4.5 Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean10m
4.6 Confidence Intervals10m
1 practice exercise
Week Four Quiz
4.4
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Top reviews from Probability and Statistics: To p or not to p?

By ASNov 28th 2018

Hi,\n\nThe course taught about the basics and that's exactly what I was looking for. I learnt a lot, and so many things which I hear and read, became clearer and more meaningful. Thanks you!

By FTSep 16th 2018

Best course on the concepts of Probability and statistics , for the beginners. Dr.James Abdey provides lot of examples from the everyday life .

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Dr James Abdey

Assistant Professorial Lecturer, LSE
University of London

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