This specialization is designed to teach learners beginning and intermediate concepts of statistical analysis using the Python programming language. Learners will learn where data come from, what types of data can be collected, study data design, data management, and how to effectively carry out data exploration and visualization. They will be able to utilize data for estimation and assessing theories, construct confidence intervals, interpret inferential results, and apply more advanced statistical modeling procedures. Finally, they will learn the importance of and be able to connect research questions to the statistical and data analysis methods taught to them.
The courses in this specialization feature a variety of assignments that will test the learner’s knowledge and ability to apply content through concept checks, written analyses, and Python programming assessments. These assignments are conducted through quizzes, submission of written assignments, and the Jupyter Notebook environment.
High school-level algebra
High school-level algebra
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
This specialization is made up of three courses, each with four weeks/modules. Each week in a course requires a commitment of roughly 3-6 hours, which will vary by learner.
What background knowledge is necessary?
High school-level algebra is the only background knowledge mandatory for the first course in the series. A basic Python and/or coding background is recommended.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It is definitely recommended to take this specialization in order.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
You will not earn University credit for completing this specialization.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Upon completion of all courses in this specialization, you will have a solid grasp of statistical analysis and will be able to conduct analyses using the Python programming language. You'll be able to create data visualizations in Python, as well as interpret and explain them. You will be able to utilize data for estimation and assessing theories, interpretation of inferential results, and you will be able to apply more advanced statistical modeling procedures.