SCU1 Introductory Statistics Online


Course Content
 

Basic Statistical Concepts

1.      Statistical thinking - research project, data structures

  • Purpose of Statistics
  • Research objectives and links to statistical process
  • Structure of data

2.      Descriptive statistics - summary statistics and graphics

  • Types of Variables
  • Visualising data and useful plots
  • Describing data
  • Transforming data

Inferential statistics

1.      Basic statistical inference concepts - how to draw statistical conclusions

  • Variation and uncertainty in the data (concept)
  • Probability and density
  • Types of statistical distribution
  • Estimation of parameters (such as mean, standard deviation, etc.) from a random sample

2.      Hypothesis testing - More on how to draw statistical conclusions

  • Hypothesis testing (general concept)
  • Testing hypotheses about mean of a single population
  • Testing hypotheses about sample proportion from a single population
  • Testing hypotheses about difference between means when comparing two populations
  • Testing hypotheses about difference between sample proportions for two populations

 

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