Stanford University

Introduction to Statistics

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Guenther Walther

Instructor: Guenther Walther


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There are 12 modules in this course

This module provides an overview of the course and a review of the main tools used in descriptive statistics to visualize information.

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10 videos4 readings2 quizzes

In this module, you will look at the main concepts for sampling and designing experiments. You will learn about curious pitfalls and how to evaluate the effectiveness of such experiments.

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6 videos1 quiz

In this module, you will learn about the definition of probability and the essential rules of probability that you will need for solving both simple and complex challenges. You will also learn about examples of how simple rules of probability are used to create solutions for real-life complex situations.

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8 videos1 quiz

This module covers the empirical rule and normal approximation for data, a technique that is used in many statistical procedures. You will also learn about the binomial distribution and the basics of random variables.

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10 videos1 quiz

In this module, you will learn about the Law of Large Numbers and the Central Limit Theorem. You will also learn how to differentiate between the different types of histograms present in statistical analysis.

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9 videos1 quiz

This module covers regression, arguably the most important statistical technique based on its versatility to solve different types of statistical problems. You will learn about inference, regression, and how to do regression diagnostics.

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10 videos1 quiz

In this module, you will learn how to construct and interpret confidence intervals in standard situations.

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4 videos1 quiz

In this module, you will look at the logic behind testing and learn how to perform the appropriate statistical tests for different samples and situations. You will also learn about common misunderstandings and pitfalls in testing.

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9 videos1 quiz

This module focuses on the two main methods used in computer-intensive statistical inference: The Monte Carlo method, and the Bootstrap method. You will learn about the theoretic principles behind these methods and how they are applied in different contexts, such as regression and constructing confidence intervals.

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5 videos1 quiz

This module focuses on the three important statistical analysis for categorical data: Chi-Square Goodness of Fit test, Chi-Square test of Homogeneity, and Chi-Square test of Independence.

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3 videos1 quiz

This module covers the basics of ANOVA and how F-tests work on one-way ANOVA examples.

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5 videos1 quiz

In this module, you will learn about very important issues that have surfaced in the era of big data: data snooping and the multiple testing fallacy. You will also explore the reasons behind challenges in data reproducibility and applicability, and how to prevent such issues in your own work.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz


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Guenther Walther
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