Introductory Statistics: A Slacker's Guide
What you'll learn
- Descriptive Statistics
- Inferential Statistics
- Just an understanding of basic algebra
Welcome to A Slacker's Guide To: Introductory Statistics. This course is an introduction to core statistical concepts, framed with a down-to-earth approach that makes statistics accessible to students of all backgrounds. With the Slacker's Guide series, we aim to demystify subject material and encourage students to think of how the concepts they learn can be applied to real life situations. We avoid over-complicated (and almost always unnecessary) traditional explanations, in favor of practical, memorable and often irreverent presentations of statistical concepts. Learning should be something you want to do, not something you force yourself to get through. We believe we have created a lecture series that is both informative and an easy listen. Let us help you on the next step in your statistical journey.
We're not actually going to be slacking off here. We just thought it was a cool nickname!
P.S. This course is a very-much a living organism and we are ready and willing to add material to meet the needs of our students. Send us questions and we will do our best to address them!
Who this course is for:
- Students in introductory stats courses in college and beyond
- People who want to learn a bit more about how statistics can be applied to problems they seek to answer
- Graduate level students who have struggled with these concepts before
Here at Slacker University we pride ourselves on simplifying complicated subjects to make them accessible to eager students. We have a terrific staff who have excelled at top universities (Yale, Harvard) and gone on to pursue degrees at superb graduate programs. We specialize in the biomedical sciences with expertise in neuroscience and molecular biology. As a result of this scientific background, we also have a great deal of experience in writing, statistics and programming (R, MATLAB). What we've learned from our forays into teaching and tutoring is that students often struggle when material isn't presented clearly, directly and with purpose. We seek to remedy these faults with our down-to-earth approach. Let us use our experience to guide you in your next steps!