Introduction to Statistics

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Corporate / Group Training
2 days
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United States of America
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Course description

Introduction to Statistics

In a truly data-driven organization, each member will possess a foundational set of skills that supports the use of data to make better business decisions.

Introduction to Statistics is specific and focused training on fundamental statistical techniques and applications. Upon completion of the course, participants are able to use basic data analysis to discover ways to improve the productivity and efficiency of their projects. Lessons incorporate both lecture and hands-on exercises with a focus on cultivating practical skills.

The Metis Introduction to Statistics Course covers topics including:

  • Summary statistics that turn numbers into insights
  • Identifying patterns and understanding your population
  • Correlation vs. causation: Get to the real reasons behind behaviors
  • Hypothesis testing and experimentation for better decision making
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Who should attend?


Basic analytics and Excel


Analysts or those who work with data in similar analytical roles

Training content

Introduction to Statistics Course Content

Day 1: Intro to statistics and probability

  • Statistical measures of centrality (mean, median, mode) and spread (quartiles, variance, standard deviation)
  • Discrete distributions (binomial, Poisson)
  • Continuous distributions (Exponential, Normal)
  • PDF, CDF, expected value of distributions
  • Bayes’ theorem
  • Law of Large Numbers and the Central Limit Theorem
  • Correlation coefficient

Day 2: Hypothesis testing and experimentation

  • Correlation vs causation
  • Introduction to hypothesis testing: distinguishing between Type I and Type II error
  • Confidence intervals and p-values
  • Performing two-sample t-tests
  • Multiple comparisons and Bonferroni adjustments
  • False Discovery Rate
  • Power and Sample size calculations
  • Design of experiments
  • Chi-square tests for categorical data

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