Statistics & Data Analysis: Free Online Courses

Statistics & Data Analysis: Free Online Courses

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Anyone working as an economist, mathematician, management consultant or researcher is likely to be dealing with numbers on a regular basis. Whether to refute claims, inform decisions or to build evidence to support one’s case, a good command of figures is essential for many professions. In other words, one cannot escape learning and using statistics!

After providing you with a selection of resources for online courses in Econometrics and Mathematics, today we have compiled for you a list of free and open, online courses in Statistics including data analysis and probability.

All courses listed below are in English. While some are open tutorials available at any time of the year, others have opening and closing dates for participation.

  1. Introduction to Statistics: Inference
    Course Provider: Edx
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Background needed: High school arithmetic
  2. Introduction to Statistics: Probability
    Course Provider:
     Edx
    Duration: 5 weeks
    Background needed: Basic knowledge of statistics needed (normal curves, histograms etc)
  3. Statistics: The Science of Decisions
    Course Provider:
     Udacity
    Duration: Self-paced
    Background needed: Elementary math like fractions, basic algebra needed
  4. Introduction to Statistics
    Course Provider: Udacity
    Duration: Self-paced
    Background needed: No special background needed
  5. Statistics One
    Course Provider: Coursera
    Duration: 12 weeks
    Background needed: No special background needed
  6. Data Analysis
    Course Provider:
     Coursera
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Background needed: Proficieny in R is helpful
  7. Computational Methods for Data Analysis
    Course Provider:
     Coursera
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Background needed: An advanced course needing solid background in ODEs and familiarity with PDEs and MATLAB
  8. Unpredictable? Randomness, Chance and Free Will
    Course Provider: Coursera
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Background needed: No special background needed
  9. Passion Driven Statistics
    Course Provider: Coursera
    Duration: N/A
    Background needed: No special background needed
  10. Data Management for Clinical Research
    Course Provider: Coursera
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Background needed: An intermediate course needing general interest and background in medical research
  11. Statistical Reasoning
    Course Provider: Carnegie Mellon University
    Duration: Self-paced
    Background needed: No special background needed
  12. Probability & Statistics
    Course Provider: Carnegie Mellon University
    Duration: Self Paced
    Background needed: No special background needed

With the Khan Academy´s open tutorials, you can get access to / revise some fundamental concepts in Statistics like dependent and independent variablesrandom variables and probability distributionsdescriptive statistics,inferential statistics and regression.

Please feel free to share any other online portals you use to learn Statistics, by commenting below this post.

Image Credit: John-Morgan