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About the Course

We live in an uncertain and complex world, yet we continually have to make decisions in the present with uncertain future outcomes. Indeed, we should be on the look-out for "black swans" - low-probability high-impact events. To study, or not to study? To invest, or not to invest? To marry, or not to marry? While uncertainty makes decision-making difficult, it does at least make life exciting! If the entire future was known in advance, there would never be an element of surprise. Whether a good future or a bad future, it would be a known future. In this course we consider many useful tools to deal with uncertainty and help us to make informed (and hence better) decisions - essential skills for a lifetime of good decision-making. Key topics include quantifying uncertainty with probability, descriptive statistics, point and interval estimation of means and proportions, the basics of hypothesis testing, and a selection of multivariate applications of key terms and concepts seen throughout the course....

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Apr 30, 2020

I would like to thank Dr. James Abdey for his wonderful explanation of probability and statistics in a short time. I definitely learnt many things which I can make use in my further courses. Thank you

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent introductory course for probability and Statistics, Dr. Abdey made the course very lively with his approach of teaching. Hope to see many more online courses from you in the future.

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By Md A I

Apr 10, 2020

Loved the video content. Instructor was great.

By Alagu N

Jun 5, 2020

Essential course for the beginner in research

By Aske v d W

May 24, 2020

very clear for even the beginner statistician

By Ganesh

May 11, 2020

very Good Program. Congrats to the Professor.


Apr 6, 2020

Lovely teaching methodology and illustration.

By Asif

Jul 4, 2020

Good for Learning Thanks, Coursera platform.

By issame e b

Jun 8, 2020

Great job Dr Abdey, very efficient course !

By Vincent V

Apr 24, 2020

very very nice course , il love this one !

By Pan T

Aug 22, 2020

A great learning experience on statistics

By Umang C

Jun 8, 2020

Indeed a great one if you are a beginner!

By Murat E

May 19, 2020

Great introduction course for statistics.

By Hocine N

May 14, 2020

Great course taught by a great teacher

By Siddharth

Apr 21, 2020

very simple to understand and concise.

By Ahmed M A a

Apr 23, 2020

Good experience and useful education

By Ashik P

Apr 23, 2020

Weel 6 could have had more resources

By Nagamohan G P

Jun 12, 2020

Well planned course for beginners.

By Chandel A J

May 27, 2020

Very good course for the beginners

By Polina K

May 19, 2020

i like this course i learned a lot


May 9, 2020

very interactive and useful course

By Rona R C C

May 7, 2020

i learned a lot. Thank you so much

By sakshi s

May 9, 2020

Increase solve different problems

By Sanchit M

May 29, 2020

it was a very well taught course

By Madhav C

Sep 7, 2019

wonderful course and the tutor!!

By Fuentes A S A

Nov 23, 2020

Informative and useful for life

By José L

Jun 6, 2019

Easy to follow to your own time