2017-04-11 05:22:44

Introduction to Statistics

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Introductory Statistics as Covered in the Social, Behavioral, and Natural Sciences

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What Will I Learn?

- Understand and learn how to calculate a number of different descriptive statistics
- Increase your quantitative and numerical reasoning skills!
- Increase marketable job skills in data analytics

Requirements

- No special software or other materials are required.

Description

**Course Update April, 2017: New Content Added!**

In the course, you will learn how to easily and effectively analyze and interpret data involving introductory statistics. The following topics are covered in this course:

**Scales of measurement** - nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio.

: Easily understand the often-confused scales of measurement covered in most statistics texts.*Goal/Learning Objective*

**Central Tendency** - mean, median, and mode are illustrated along with practice problems; measures of central tendency and skewed distributions are explained, as well as how to calculate the weighted mean.

Summarize a set of data, find the center location in a distribution of scores, understand and identify the location of measures of central tendency in skewed distributions, understand and interpret how to find the overall or combined mean for two different sets of data.*Goals/Learning Objectives*:

**Variability** - How to calculate the standard deviation and variance as well as how to interpret percentiles are provided in simple and clear language.

Understand and explain variability (spread) in a set of numbers, including how to rank data and interpret data such as standardized test scores (for example, the 95th percentile).**Goals/Learning Objectives**:

**Charts and Graphs** - How to calculate a cumulative frequency distribution table as well as how to calculate a stem and leaf plot is illustrated.

Learn how to easily organize, summarize, understand, and explain a set of numbers.*Goals/Learning Objectives*:

**Probability, the Normal Curve and z-Scores** - An introduction to probability is provided, along with properties of the normal distribution and how to calculate and interpret z-scores

Understand beginning probability including important characteristics of the normal (Gaussian) distribution, as well as how to calculate and interpret z-scores.*Goals/Learning Objectives:*

** Bonus Features:** Cement understanding with practice opportunities including several quizzes with complete video coverage of the solutions.

**Update: New Videos Added on Hypothesis Testing! ****(See Section 6 of the Course.)**

Who is the target audience?

- Those interested in learning more about descriptive statistics should take this course (those interested only in inferential statistics should not take the course)

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About the Instructor

Specializing in Statistics, Research Design, and Measurement