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Completion of the first two courses in this specialization; high school-level algebra

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks; 4-6 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English, Korean

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Bayesian StatisticsPython ProgrammingStatistical Modelstatistical regression

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Completion of the first two courses in this specialization; high school-level algebra

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks; 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

WEEK 1 - OVERVIEW & CONSIDERATIONS FOR STATISTICAL MODELING

We begin this third course of the Statistics with Python specialization with an overview of what is meant by “fitting statistical models to data.” In this first week, we will introduce key model fitting concepts, including the distinction between dependent and independent variables, how to account for study designs when fitting models, assessing the quality of model fit, exploring how different types of variables are handled in statistical modeling, and clearly defining the objectives of fitting models.

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7 videos (Total 67 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Different Study Designs Generate Different Types of Data: Implications for Modeling9m
Objectives of Model Fitting: Inference vs. Prediction11m
Plotting Predictions and Prediction Uncertainty8m
Python Statistics Landscape2m
6 readings
Course Syllabus5m
Meet the Course Team!10m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
About Our Datasets2m
Mixed effects models: Is it time to go Bayesian by default?15m
Python Statistics Landscape1m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Assessment15m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

WEEK 2 - FITTING MODELS TO INDEPENDENT DATA

In this second week, we’ll introduce you to the basics of two types of regression: linear regression and logistic regression. You’ll get the chance to think about how to fit models, how to assess how well those models fit, and to consider how to interpret those models in the context of the data. You’ll also learn how to implement those models within Python.

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6 videos (Total 85 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Logistic Regression Introduction15m
Logistic Regression Inference7m
NHANES Case Study Tutorial (Linear and Logistic Regression)17m
4 readings
Linear Regression Models: Notation, Parameters, Estimation Methods30m
Try It Out: Continuous Data Scatterplot App15m
Importance of Data Visualization: The Datasaurus Dozen10m
Logistic Regression Models: Notation, Parameters, Estimation Methods30m
3 practice exercises
Linear Regression Quiz20m
Logistic Regression Quiz15m
Week 2 Python Assessment20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

WEEK 3 - FITTING MODELS TO DEPENDENT DATA

In the third week of this course, we will be building upon the modeling concepts discussed in Week 2. Multilevel and marginal models will be our main topic of discussion, as these models enable researchers to account for dependencies in variables of interest introduced by study designs. We’ll be covering why and when we fit these alternative models, likelihood ratio tests, as well as fixed effects and their interpretations.

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8 videos (Total 121 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Practice with Multilevel Modeling: The Cal Poly App12m
What are Marginal Models and Why Do We Fit Them?13m
Marginal Linear Regression Models19m
Marginal Logistic Regression11m
NHANES Case Study Tutorial (Marginal and Multilevel Regression)10m
2 readings
Visualizing Multilevel Models10m
Likelihood Ratio Tests for Fixed Effects and Variance Components10m
2 practice exercises
Name That Model15m
Week 3 Python Assessment20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

WEEK 4: Special Topics

In this final week, we introduce special topics that extend the curriculum from previous weeks and courses further. We will cover a broad range of topics such as various types of dependent variables, exploring sampling methods and whether or not to use survey weights when fitting models, and in-depth case studies utilizing Bayesian techniques to derive insights from data. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply Bayesian techniques in Python.

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6 videos (Total 105 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Bayesian Approaches Case Study: Part II19m
Bayesian Approaches Case Study - Part III23m
Bayesian in Python19m
3 readings
Other Types of Dependent Variables20m
Optional: A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning20m
Course Feedback10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Python Assessment20m
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Top reviews from Fitting Statistical Models to Data with Python

By AFMar 12th 2019

The course is actually pretty good, however the mix between basic subjects (like univariate linear regression) and relatively advanced topics (marginal models) may discourage some students.

By JXJun 30th 2019

Really thorough and in-depth material about statistical models with python.

Instructors

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Brenda Gunderson

Lecturer IV and Research Fellow
Department of Statistics
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Brady T. West

Research Associate Professor
Institute for Social Research
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Kerby Shedden

Professor
Department of Statistics

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

About the Statistics with Python Specialization

This specialization is designed to teach learners beginning and intermediate concepts of statistical analysis using the Python programming language. Learners will learn where data come from, what types of data can be collected, study data design, data management, and how to effectively carry out data exploration and visualization. They will be able to utilize data for estimation and assessing theories, construct confidence intervals, interpret inferential results, and apply more advanced statistical modeling procedures. Finally, they will learn the importance of and be able to connect research questions to the statistical and data analysis methods taught to them....
Statistics with Python

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