Introduction to Descriptive Statistics

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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
48 hours
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Course description

Introduction to Descriptive Statistics: Mathematics and Statistics for Beginners

Introduction to Descriptive Statistics

Statistics are used in a number of different fields for analyzing, interpreting, and predicting outcomes from data. This course in descriptive statistics will guide participants through the describing data. This is a great beginner course for those interested in Data Science, Economics, Psychology, Machine Learning, Sports analytics and just about any other field.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be prepared to:

  • Use statistical research methods.
  • Compute and interpret values like: Mean, Median, Mode, Sample, Population, and Standard Deviation.
  • Compute simple probabilities.
  • Explore data through the use of bar graphs, histograms, box plots, and other common visualizations.
  • Investigate distributions and understand a distributions properties.
  • Manipulate distributions to make probabilistic predictions on data.
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Who should attend?

This Introduction to Descriptive Statistics course is designed for those hoping to gain the basic terms and concepts in statistics as well as guide you through introductory probability.


This course assumes understanding of basic algebra and arithmetic.

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Training content

This Introduction to Descriptive Statistics course takes learners through:


Demonstrate what you have learned in this course by conducting an experiment by drawing from a deck of playing cards


  • Intro to Research Methods
  • Visualizing Data
  • Central Tendency
  • Variability
  • Standardizing
  • Normal Distribution
  • Sampling Distributions


It is free to start this Introduction to Descriptive Statistics course

Estimated time for completion assuming 6 hours per week: Approx. 2 months

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