About this Course

Statistics is an important field of math that is used to analyze, interpret, and predict outcomes from data. Descriptive statistics will teach you the basic concepts used to describe data. This is a great beginner course for those interested in Data Science, Economics, Psychology, Machine Learning, Sports analytics and just about any other field.

Course Cost
Approx. 2 months
Skill Level
Included in Product

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Taught by Industry Pros

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Intro to Descriptive Statistics

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Course Leads

Ronald Rogers

Ronald Rogers


Katie Kormanik

Katie Kormanik


Sean Laraway

Sean Laraway


What You Will Learn

Prerequisites and Requirements

This course assumes understanding of basic algebra and arithmetic.

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Why Take This Course

This course will teach you the basic terms and concepts in statistics as well as guide you through introductory probability.

You will learn how to....

  • Use statistical research methods.
  • Compute and interpret values like: Mean, Median, Mode, Sample, Population, and Standard Deviation.
  • Compute simple probabilities.
  • Explore data through the use of bar graphs, histograms, box plots, and other common visualizations.
  • Investigate distributions and understand a distributions properties.
  • Manipulate distributions to make probabilistic predictions on data.
What do I get?
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