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1. Introduction to Statistics
This lesson will define statistics, including the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics. It will also outline the contents of this course.
What is Statistics?
Statistics is the process of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. It underpins most work in data analytics. We can divide statistics into two broad areas: descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.
Descriptive statistics focuses on summarizing a dataset of interest, so we can draw conclusions about the data. Inferential statistics involves making a prediction about a population of data based on a sample of that data.
This course focuses on explaining the principles behind the statistical techniques that are applied in other Kubicle courses. The course is divided into three main sections:
Describing a Data Set