About this Course

NOTE: This course has been divided into two courses: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. If you are new to statistics, we recommend taking these courses instead.

We live in a time of unprecedented access to information...data. Whether researching the best school, job, or relationship, the Internet has thrown open the doors to vast pools of data. Statistics are simply objective and systematic methods for describing and interpreting information so that you may make the most informed decisions about life.

Course Cost
Free
Timeline
Approx. 4 months
Skill Level
beginner
Included in Product

Rich Learning ContentRich Learning Content

Interactive QuizzesInteractive Quizzes

Taught by Industry ProsTaught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced LearningSelf-Paced Learning

Student Support CommunityStudent Support Community

Course Leads

Sean Laraway

Sean Laraway

Instructor

Ronald Rogers

Ronald Rogers

Instructor

Katie Kormanik

Katie Kormanik

Instructor

Prerequisites and Requirements

It sounds strange to say, but math is not the focus of this class. To do well, however, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of proportions (fractions, decimals, and percentages), negative numbers, basic algebra (solving equations), and exponents and square roots.

See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

  • The applications of statistics to everyday life
  • Methods for acquiring data through observation and experimentation
  • To organize and describe quantitative and categorical forms of data
  • Anticipating patterns using basic probability and sampling
  • Statistical inference through estimation and hypothesis testing
  • Correlation and simple regression
  • Ways of describing the strength of relationships between variables
What do I get?
  • Instructor videos
  • Learn by doing exercises
  • Taught by industry professionals