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Statistics

Unlocking the World of Data

Data is everywhere, from the media to the health sciences, and from financial forecasting to engineering design. It drives our decisions, and shapes our views and beliefs. But how can we make sense of it?

This course introduces some of the key ideas and concepts of statistics, the discipline that allows us to analyse and interpret the data that underpins modern society.

In this course, you will explore the key principles of statistics for yourself, using interactive applets, and you will learn to interpret and evaluate the data you encounter in everyday life.

No previous knowledge of statistics is required, although familiarity with secondary school mathematics is advisable.

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Rating 4.0 based on 2 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 4 - 6 hours per week
Starts Jan 9 (11 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh, EdinburghX via edX
Instructors Mairi Walker, Ruth King, Chris Sangwin, Francesca Iezzi, Bruce Worton
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Language English
Subjects Data Science
Tags Data Analysis & Statistics

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Rating 4.0 based on 2 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 4 - 6 hours per week
Starts Jan 9 (11 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh, EdinburghX via edX
Instructors Mairi Walker, Ruth King, Chris Sangwin, Francesca Iezzi, Bruce Worton
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Data Science
Tags Data Analysis & Statistics

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