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This course introduces you to sampling and exploring data, as well as basic probability theory and Bayes' rule. You will examine various types of sampling methods, and discuss how such methods can impact the scope of inference. A variety of exploratory data analysis techniques will be covered, including numeric summary statistics and basic data visualization. You will be guided through installing and using R and RStudio (free statistical software), and will use this software for lab exercises and a final project. The concepts and techniques in this course will serve as building blocks for the inference and modeling courses in the Specialization....
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Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week

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StatisticsR ProgrammingRstudioExploratory Data Analysis
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Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week

Approx. 20 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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12 minutes to complete

About Introduction to Probability and Data

<p>This course introduces you to sampling and exploring data, as well as basic probability theory. You will examine various types of sampling methods and discuss how such methods can impact the utility of a data analysis. The concepts in this module will serve as building blocks for our later courses.<p>Each lesson comes with a set of learning objectives that will be covered in a series of short videos. Supplementary readings and practice problems will also be suggested from <a href="https://leanpub.com/openintro-statistics/" target="_blank">OpenIntro Statistics, 3rd Edition</a> (a free online introductory statistics textbook, that I co-authored). There will be weekly quizzes designed to assess your learning and mastery of the material covered that week in the videos. In addition, each week will also feature a lab assignment, in which you will use R to apply what you are learning to real data. There will also be a data analysis project designed to enable you to answer research questions of your own choosing.<p>Since this is a Coursera course, you are welcome to participate as much or as little as you’d like, though I hope that you will begin by participating fully. One of the most rewarding aspects of a Coursera course is participation in forum discussions about the course materials. Please take advantage of other students' feedback and insight and contribute your own perspective where you see fit to do so. You can also check out the <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/probability-intro/resources/crMc4" target="_blank">resource page</a> listing useful resources for this course. <p>Thank you for joining the Introduction to Probability and Data community! Say hello in the Discussion Forums. We are looking forward to your participation in the course.</p>...
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 1 reading
Reading1 reading
More about Introduction to Probability and Data10m
Clock
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Data

<p>Welcome to Introduction to Probability and Data! I hope you are just as excited about this course as I am! In the next five weeks, we will learn about designing studies, explore data via numerical summaries and visualizations, and learn about rules of probability and commonly used probability distributions. If you have any questions, feel free to post them on <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/probability-intro/module/rQ9Al/discussions?sort=lastActivityAtDesc&page=1" target="_blank"><b>this module's forum</b></a> and discuss with your peers! To get started, view the <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/probability-intro/supplement/rooeY/lesson-learning-objectives" target="_blank"><b>learning objectives</b></a> of Lesson 1 in this module.</p>...
Reading
7 videos (Total 30 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Data Basics5m
Observational Studies & Experiments4m
Sampling and sources of bias8m
Experimental Design2m
(Spotlight) Random Sample Assignment3m
DataCamp Instructions2m
Reading5 readings
Lesson Learning Objectives10m
Suggested Readings and Practice10m
About Lesson Choices (Read Before Selection)10m
Week 1 Lab Instructions (RStudio)10m
Week 1 Lab Instructions (DataCamp)10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Week 1 Practice Quiz10m
Week 1 Quiz14m
Week 1 Lab: Introduction to R and RStudio16m

2

Section
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3 hours to complete

Exploratory Data Analysis and Introduction to Inference

<p>Welcome to Week 2 of Introduction to Probability and Data! Hope you enjoyed materials from Week 1. This week we will delve into numerical and categorical data in more depth, and introduce inference. </p>...
Reading
7 videos (Total 46 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Measures of Center4m
Measures of Spread6m
Robust Statistics1m
Transforming Data3m
Exploring Categorical Variables8m
Introduction to Inference12m
Reading5 readings
Lesson Learning Objectives10m
Lesson Learning Objectives10m
Suggested Readings and Practice10m
Week 2 Lab Instructions (RStudio)10m
Week 2 Lab Instructions (DataCamp)10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice Quiz10m
Week 2 Quiz12m
Week 2 Lab: Introduction to Data20m

3

Section
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3 hours to complete

Introduction to Probability

<p>Welcome to Week 3 of Introduction to Probability and Data! Last week we explored numerical and categorical data. This week we will discuss probability, conditional probability, the Bayes’ theorem, and provide a light introduction to Bayesian inference. </p><p>Thank you for your enthusiasm and participation, and have a great week! I’m looking forward to working with you on the rest of this course. </p>...
Reading
9 videos (Total 82 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video9 videos
Disjoint Events + General Addition Rule9m
Independence9m
Probability Examples9m
(Spotlight) Disjoint vs. Independent2m
Conditional Probability12m
Probability Trees10m
Bayesian Inference14m
Examples of Bayesian Inference7m
Reading5 readings
Lesson Learning Objectives10m
Lesson Learning Objectives10m
Suggested Readings and Practice10m
Week 3 Lab Instructions (RStudio)10m
Week 3 Lab Instructions (DataCamp)10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Week 3 Practice Quiz6m
Week 3 Quiz10m
Week 3 Lab: Probability10m

4

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Probability Distributions

<p>Great work so far! Welcome to Week 4 -- the last content week of Introduction to Probability and Data! This week we will introduce two probability distributions: the normal and the binomial distributions in particular. As usual, you can evaluate your knowledge in this week's quiz. There will be <b>no labs</b> for this week. Please don't hesitate to post any questions, discussions and related topics on <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/probability-intro/module/VdVNg/discussions?sort=lastActivityAtDesc&page=1" target="_blank"><b>this week's forum</b></a>.</p>...
Reading
6 videos (Total 67 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Evaluating the Normal Distribution2m
Working with the Normal Distribution5m
Binomial Distribution17m
Normal Approximation to Binomial14m
Working with the Binomial Distribution9m
Reading4 readings
Lesson Learning Objectives10m
Lesson Learning Objectives10m
Suggested Readings and Practice10m
Data Analysis Project Example10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 4 Practice Quiz14m
Week 4 Quiz14m
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Top Reviews

By AAJan 24th 2018

This course literally taught me a lot, the concepts were beautifully explained but the way it was delivered and overall exercises and the difficulty of problems made it more challenging and enjoying.

By HDMar 31st 2018

The tutor makes it really simple. The given examples really helped to understand the concepts and apply it to a wide range of problems. Thank you for this. Wish I could complete the assignments too.

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Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

Associate Professor of the Practice
Department of Statistical Science

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About the Statistics with R Specialization

In this Specialization, you will learn to analyze and visualize data in R and create reproducible data analysis reports, demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the unified nature of statistical inference, perform frequentist and Bayesian statistical inference and modeling to understand natural phenomena and make data-based decisions, communicate statistical results correctly, effectively, and in context without relying on statistical jargon, critique data-based claims and evaluated data-based decisions, and wrangle and visualize data with R packages for data analysis. You will produce a portfolio of data analysis projects from the Specialization that demonstrates mastery of statistical data analysis from exploratory analysis to inference to modeling, suitable for applying for statistical analysis or data scientist positions....
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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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