Intro to Descriptive Statistics

Online Course

Intro to Descriptive Statistics

What is the course about?

Intro to Descriptive Statistics
The course Intro to Descriptive Statistics is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Beginner. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

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 description
  • Intro to Descriptive Statistics
  • 2 months
  • Mathematics for Understanding Data
  • Intro to Research Methods
  • Visualizing Data
  • Central Tendency
  • Variability
  • Standardizing
  • Normal Distribution
  • Sampling Distributions
  • Introduction to several statistical study methods.
  • Learn the positives and negatives of each.
  • Take your data and display it to the world.
  • Create and interpret histograms, bar charts, and frequency plots.
  • Compute and interpret the 3 measures of center for distributions: the mean, median, and mode.
  • Quantify the spread of data using the range and standard deviation.
  • Identify outliers in data sets using the concept of the interquartile range.
  • Convert distributions into the standard normal distribution using the Z-score.
  • Compute proportions using standardized distributions.
  • Use normalized distributions to compute probabilities
  • Use the Z-table to look up the proportions of observations above, below, or in between values
  • Apply the concepts of probability and normalization to sample data sets.
  • This course assumes understanding of basic algebra and arithmetic.
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • 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….

Prerequisites & Facts

Intro to Descriptive Statistics

Course Topic

Data Analyst

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Intro to Descriptive Statistics

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Data Analyst