Statistics with R Specialization
Master Statistics with R. Statistical mastery of data analysis including inference, modeling, and Bayesian approaches.
About this Specialization
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?
If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Basic math, no programming experience required. A genuine interest in data analysis is a plus!
In the later courses in the Specialization, we assume knowledge and skills equivalent to those which would have been gained in the prior courses (for example: if you decide to take course four, Bayesian Statistics, without taking the prior three courses we assume you have knowledge of frequentist statistics and R equivalent to what is taught in the first three courses).
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What if I already have a certificate from Data Analysis and Statistical Inference?
In this specialization, R is a requirement, and the labs have been enhanced and revised from the previous course. Success in the fourth course and the capstone project will depend heavily on successfully completing the first three courses in this specialization. Therefore, we require all students complete all courses to obtain the certificate.
Do I need specific software?
Yes. You will need R and RStudio. Both are free and publicly available. You will need administrator access to your computer to install this software.
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