Error occured ! We are notified and will try and resolve this as soon as possible.
WARNING! [2] file_put_contents(/home/myedu/domains/myeducationpath.com/app/../html/cache/memory/course_19106_0_e086762d743c0218beb85ea6e1b456cae.txt): Failed to open stream: No such file or directory . Line 75 in file /home/myedu/domains/myeducationpath.com/html/include/class.cache.php. Continue execution. 1288007; index.php; 3.236.223.106; GET; url=courses/19106/introduction-to-statistics-descriptive-statistics.htm&; ; CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/); ; Executon time: 0

### Introduction to Statistics: Descriptive Statistics

Free Closed [?]

We are surrounded by information, much of it numerical, and it is important to know how to make sense of it. Stat2x is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of statistics, the science of drawing conclusions from data.

The course is the online equivalent of Statistics 2, a 15-week introductory course taken in Berkeley by about 1,000 students each year. Stat2x is divided into three 5-week components. Stat2.1x is the first of the three.

The focus of Stat2.1x is on descriptive statistics. The goal of descriptive statistics is to summarize and present numerical information in a manner that is illuminating and useful. The course will cover graphical as well as numerical summaries of data, starting with a single variable and progressing to the relation between two variables. Methods will be illustrated with data from a variety of areas in the sciences and humanities.

There will be no mindless memorization of formulas and methods. Throughout Stat2.1x, the emphasis will be on understanding the reasoning behind the calculations, the assumptions under which they are valid, and the correct interpretation of results.

### FAQ

• What is the format of the class?

• Instruction will be consist of brief lectures and exercises to check comprehension. Grades (Pass or Not Pass) will be decided based on a combination of scores on short assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

• How much does it cost to take the course?

• Nothing! The course is free.

• Will the text of the lectures be available?

• Yes. All of our lectures will have transcripts synced to the videos.

• Do I need to watch the lectures live?

• No. You can watch the lectures at your leisure.

• Can I contact the Instructor or Teaching Assistants?

• Yes, but not directly. The discussion forums are the appropriate venue for questions about the course. The instructors will monitor the discussion forums and try to respond to the most important questions; in many cases response from other students and peers will be adequate and faster.

• Do I need any other materials to take the course?

• If you have any questions about edX generally, please see the edX FAQ.

Details:
Language: English
Categories:
Starts : 2014-02-24

# Reviews

-- no reviews yet -- make the first review

# Alternatives All alternatives to all edX courses

-- no alternatives found for the course --
If you know any alternatives, please let us know.

# Prerequisites

-- no prerequsites found for the course --
If you can suggest any prerequisite, please let us know.

# Paths

• Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics degree

• Bachelor of Science in Business (with degree assigned)

School of Business & Technology. Bachelor of Science in Business, General Business Concentration. Using Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) and UExcel Exams.

This is the path to get an education level same as a college Business Administration degree.

• Mathematics

This is the path to get alternative degree in Mathematics with MOOCs and other online courses

• Software Development

The path to get bachelor degree in Software Development. This is alternative to colleges programs of study. The path requires K12 education as the base.

See all Education Paths

# Certification Exams

-- there are no exams to get certification after this course --
If your company does certification for those who completed this course then register your company as certification vendor and add your exams to the Exams Directory.

# Students

People who learned this course or plan to learn. These people added the course to their Education Passport or their Personal Education Path.