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Statistics: Unlocking the World of Data (#edSTATSx)

Explore the ideas and methods behind the statistics you encounter in everyday life.

Data is everywhere, from the media to the health sciences, and from financial forecasting to engineering design. It drives our decisions, and shapes our views and beliefs. But how can we make sense of it?

This statistics course introduces some of the key ideas and methods of statistics, the discipline that allows us to analyse and interpret the data that underpins modern society.

In this course, you will explore the key principles of statistics for yourself, using interactive applets, and you will learn to interpret and evaluate statistical data encountered in everyday life.

No previous knowledge of statistics is required, although familiarity with secondary school mathematics is advisable.

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Statistics: Unlocking the World of Data

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