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Applications of Probability

Probability Distributions

If you notice random variables in your data, you may wonder how the probability of such can be analyzed. In this course, you’ll learn how probability distributions can be used to structure this analysis.

Intermediate        12 Lessons        150 Minutes        CPD Credits
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About This Course

Random variables can obviously affect how your data is analyzed, but they also house important information that is open to investigation. In this course, you’ll learn how to mine deeper into these data points.

Across 12 lessons, you’ll develop an understanding of what random variables are and how to use probability distributions to analyze them.

By the end of the course, you should feel comfortable in handling random variables within your data analysis.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what random variables are
  • Use the uniform and binomial distributions
  • Explain the importance of the normal distribution
  • Standardize a normal distribution
  • Use a range of different probability distributions


1. Understanding Random Variables
2. The Discrete Uniform Distribution
3. The Continuous Uniform Distribution
4. The Binomial Distribution
5. Introducing The Normal Distribution
6. Using the Standard Normal Distribution

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7. Introducing the t-Distribution
8. Understanding the Chi-Squared Distribution
9. The F Distribution
10. The Triangular Distribution
11. The Lognormal Distribution
12. The Poisson Distribution
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