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Confidence intervals and Hypothesis tests are very important tools in the Business Statistics toolbox. A mastery over these topics will help enhance your business decision making and allow you to understand and measure the extent of ‘risk’ or ‘uncertainty’ in various business processes.
This is the third course in the specialization "Business Statistics and Analysis" and the course advances your knowledge about Business Statistics by introducing you to Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing. We first conceptually understand these tools and their business application. We then introduce various calculations to constructing confidence intervals and to conduct different kinds of Hypothesis Tests. These are done by easy to understand applications.
To successfully complete course assignments, students must have access to a Windows version of Microsoft Excel 2010 or later. Please note that earlier versions of Microsoft Excel (2007 and earlier) will not be compatible to some Excel functions covered in this course.
WEEK 1
Module 1: Confidence Interval - Introduction
In this module you will get to conceptually understand what a confidence interval is and how is its constructed. We will introduce the various building blocks for the confidence interval such as the t-distribution, the t-statistic, the z-statistic and their various excel formulas. We will then use these building blocks to construct confidence intervals.
Topics covered include:
• Introducing the t-distribution, the T.DIST and T.INV excel functions
• Conceptual understanding of a Confidence Interval
• The z-statistic and the t-statistic
• Constructing a Confidence Interval using z-statistic and t-statistic
WEEK 2
Module 2: Confidence Interval - Applications
This module presents various business applications of the confidence interval including an application where we use the confidence interval to calculate an appropriate sample size. We also introduce with an application, the confidence interval for a population proportion. Towards the close of module we start introducing the concept of Hypothesis Testing.
Topics covered include:
• Applications of Confidence Interval
• Confidence Interval for a Population Proportion
• Sample Size Calculation
• Hypothesis Testing, An Introduction
WEEK 3
Module 3: Hypothesis Testing
This module introduces Hypothesis Testing. You get to understand the logic behind hypothesis tests. The four steps for conducting a hypothesis test are introduced and you get to apply them for hypothesis tests for a population mean as well as population proportion. You will understand the difference between single tail hypothesis tests and two tail hypothesis tests and also the Type I and Type II errors associated with hypothesis tests and ways to reduce such errors.
Topics covered include:
• The Logic of Hypothesis Testing
• The Four Steps for conducting a Hypothesis Test
• Single Tail and Two Tail Hypothesis Tests
• Guidelines, Formulas and an Application of Hypothesis Test
• Hypothesis Test for a Population Proportion
• Type I and Type II Errors in a Hypothesis
WEEK 4
Module 4: Hypothesis Test - Differences in Mean
In this module, you'll apply Hypothesis Tests to test the difference between two different data, such hypothesis tests are called difference in means tests. We will introduce the three kinds of difference in means test and apply them to various business applications. We will also introduce the Excel dialog box to conduct such hypothesis tests.
Topics covered include:
• Introducing the Difference-In-Means Hypothesis Test
• Applications of the Difference-In-Means Hypothesis Test
• The Equal & Unequal Variance Assumption and the Paired t-test for difference in means.
• Some more applications...

Oct 17, 2017

Professor explains well and makes it easy to not only understand, but to remember what you learned in previous lessons even if you are going back after a long period of time between lessons.

Nov 26, 2018

I am from Applied Statistics background, and I used to do these tests by hands. I really have enjoyed doing them on Excel as well. Thanks for this amazing course! :)

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by Oliver W

•Jan 28, 2018

An incredibly good course. Having studied business statistics years ago I needed a refresher and this was just the ticket.

by Prakhar S

•Jun 05, 2017

perfect course to learn hypothesis testing

by Noro B

•Jun 12, 2017

great course to learn statistics and advacend excel

by Chandrasekaran R

•Oct 15, 2017

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by abhinav k

•Mar 10, 2017

Very Nice course. Easy to understand and practice.

by Ronald P N

•Apr 16, 2017

An excellent course. Useful for researchers in other disciplines as well, such as social scientists, clinicians etc. The concepts were presented very clearly, and the exercises allow one to gauge one's understanding of the concepts and how to use Excel for those statistical studies.

by Manish A

•Apr 17, 2018

A very insightful and detailed course on Hypothesis Testing

by Linh P

•Mar 07, 2017

Great course

by Damilola D

•May 23, 2018

This was a helpful course. I can't wait to apply it at workl

by 郭婉莹

•Aug 23, 2017

Nice course!

by Hamilton C d R

•Oct 18, 2017

Great course! Very practical application of statistics on excel. The professor is excellent.

by Wellington G S

•Sep 14, 2017

In depth course regarding hypothesis testing. Even better than the course I had in my degree.

by Viktoryia A

•Feb 18, 2018

very knowledgeable.

by Arushi S

•Jun 23, 2017

concept was very nicely explained. The excel examples were very helpful

by Akshay H

•May 03, 2017

Anyone who want to understand the topic of confidence interval & Hypothesis Testing this COURSE IS MUST. Topics are explained in simple manner & with hands on exercise in Excel we can grasp topics thoroughly. Thank you so much for Rice University for such a wonderful course on CI & Hypothesis. Special thanks to Prod. Sharad & his team for coming with wonderful.simple yet effective course.

by Ponciano R

•May 31, 2018

Fantastic course and teacher

by Tim L

•May 27, 2018

This is the class where it really started to get interesting.

by Yixuan W

•Aug 23, 2017

i like it, easy to understand

by Siddharth S

•Jan 22, 2018

Great course to master inferential statistics. Learnt a lot in this course and will be applying the learnings in the future.

by Alex M

•Apr 14, 2018

The quizzes for this course are very well-done, quite challenging and certainly very satisfying to get through.

by SAKSHI C

•Jul 27, 2017

very well structured curriculum. a must do for anyone looking to understand the basic of hypothesis testing

by Sean E B

•Dec 10, 2017

Good lectures that are easy to follow.

As long as you pay attention you should have no problem.

by Qianxian W

•Aug 19, 2017

Very clear teaching and rewarding exercises.

by Mark H

•Apr 23, 2018

Good summary of how to test hypothesis. I look forward to putting this work.

by Karen S Z

•Jul 21, 2018

I am completing the specialization so this is my 3rd class with this instructor. I am enjoying the classes and feel that each lesson and class builds on the last one. Everything is clearly explained and demonstrated. He provides most of the files he uses so you can try it yourself in Excel. The forum is helpful for the more challenging questions on the final quiz. Overall, I think the class is a good pace and the final quiz is representative of what the class covers. That is, not too hard and not too easy.