Thank you for teaching this course on statistics. Your lessons were easy to follow and understand. I have learned what I expected to learn from this course and would definitely recommend you to others who would like to either learn or improve their comprehension of statistics.
The teaching style of the instructor is very practical and elegant...All the examples are real, not just a bunch of tables or numbers. It was a delight to quickly read the lessons and not have questions afterwards.
I was taking this class to prep for a Healthcare Stats class. I thought it would be a good introduction and it provided me with much of the terminology and game plan. Thank you for your hard work.
The instructor was great - very responsive and helpful. The course was designed well. I learned a lot and the quizzes prepared me well for the final exam.
I think the course is really good and it is the first time in my life that I was able to understand a standard deviation.
I enjoyed this class very much and the interaction with other classmates. I wish there was an online advanced statistics course to continue.
Thanks for a very good learning experience. I would never have imagined I could understand statistics, and yet you made it very easy. I appreciate all the resources available in case I need to revisit and refresh my memory in the future.
Thank you, Ben! Your course was enjoyable. The information will be very helpful for my job..Thanks also for your questions and comments in the discussion areas, which were very helpful.
Thank you for this interesting, useful and beneficial course. Your explanations of mathematical and statistical concepts are clear, concise, and well-illustrated with examples throughout the Lessons...The examples and assignment problems you present are interesting, practical and represent a diverse variety of matters and issues from all aspects of everyday life. Truly, your course exemplifies how an understanding of and the correct use of statistics are relevant to and can enhance our daily lives. Thank you for using your time, talents, expertise and experience to develop, implement, and offer this course in the online format. It has been an exemplary learning experience.
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Learn the best ways to collect reliable data and use it to make informed decisions. You’ll also learn how to summarize data and describe its center along with its variability with examples from different workplaces.
Learn how to read and construct different types of graphs including dot plots, histograms and more so you spot unusual values in data. Then focus on charts and tables that will allow you to summarize and display qualitative data from survey questions.
Look at relationships between two quantitative variables as you learn to make scatterplots and describe what you see. You'll also use correlation to measure the strength of a particular link. Then go beyond describing and measuring association between variables and use linear regression to find an equation to make predictions.
Study the basics of probability and learn how to apply it in a variety of situations. Then learn about probability models and expected value as you focus on bell-shaped distribution in a variety of settings, and learn to estimate probabilities.
See the most important result in all of statistics—the central limit theorem—and learn why the normal model plays such an important role. You'll also find out how to use data and probability to evaluate a claim. Then you’ll begin your journey into statistical inference by focusing on confidence intervals for proportions.
Find out what steps make up a hypothesis test and how you can interpret the results, make inferences, and arrive at informed decisions. Finally, you'll learn to calculate and interpret confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for a mean, and see how to analyze data from a paired experiment.
Ben Sellers has more than 17 years of experience in teaching at all levels from elementary classes to college mathematics and statistics courses. He has taught college students, working professionals, adult learners, high school students, and homeschoolers, both online and in the traditional classroom. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in the mathematical sciences and has been a mathematical and statistical consultant in industry and in education. He has taught a wide variety of students in the medical field, including lab technicians, nurses, pharmacists, and aspiring physicians.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.