# SCU1 Introductory Statistics Online

### This is an online course offered by the SCU. In this course, we cover the following 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