Spécialisation Statistics with R

Commencé le Mar 27

Spécialisation Statistics with R

Master Statistics with R

Statistical mastery of data analysis including inference, modeling, and Bayesian approaches.

À propos de cette Spécialisation

In this Specialization, you will learn to analyze and visualize data in R and created reproducible data analysis reports, demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the unified nature of statistical inference, perform frequentist and Bayesian statistical inference and modeling to understand natural phenomena and make data-based decisions, communicate statistical results correctly, effectively, and in context without relying on statistical jargon, critique data-based claims and evaluated data-based decisions, and wrangle and visualize data with R packages for data analysis. You will produce a portfolio of data analysis projects from the Specialization that demonstrates mastery of statistical data analysis from exploratory analysis to inference to modeling, suitable for applying for statistical analysis or data scientist positions.

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Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURS 1

    Introduction to Probability and Data

    Session en cours : Mar 27 — May 8.
    Engagement
    5 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
    Sous-titres
    English

    À propos du cours

    This course introduces you to sampling and exploring data, as well as basic probability theory and Bayes' rule. You will examine various types of sampling methods, and discuss how such methods can impact the scope of inference. A variety of exploratory data analysis techniques will be covered, including numeric summary statistics and basic data visualization. You will be guided through installing and using R and RStudio (free statistical software), and will use this software for lab exercises and a final project. The concepts and techniques in this course will serve as building blocks for the inference and modeling courses in the Specialization.
  2. COURS 2

    Inferential Statistics

    Session en cours : Mar 27 — May 8.
    Engagement
    5 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
    Sous-titres
    English

    À propos du cours

    This course covers commonly used statistical inference methods for numerical and categorical data. You will learn how to set up and perform hypothesis tests, interpret p-values, and report the results of your analysis in a way that is interpretable for clients or the public. Using numerous data examples, you will learn to report estimates of quantities in a way that expresses the uncertainty of the quantity of interest. You will be guided through installing and using R and RStudio (free statistical software), and will use this software for lab exercises and a final project. The course introduces practical tools for performing data analysis and explores the fundamental concepts necessary to interpret and report results for both categorical and numerical data
  3. COURS 3

    Linear Regression and Modeling

    Session en cours : Mar 27 — May 1.
    Engagement
    4 semaines de cours, 5-6 heures par semaine
    Sous-titres
    English

    À propos du cours

    This course introduces simple and multiple linear regression models. These models allow you to assess the relationship between variables in a data set and a continuous response variable. Is there a relationship between the physical attractiveness of a professor and their student evaluation scores? Can we predict the test score for a child based on certain characteristics of his or her mother? In this course, you will learn the fundamental theory behind linear regression and, through data examples, learn to fit, examine, and utilize regression models to examine relationships between multiple variables, using the free statistical software R and RStudio.
  4. COURS 4

    Bayesian Statistics

    Session à venir : Apr 3 — May 15.
    Engagement
    5 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
    Sous-titres
    English

    À propos du cours

    This course describes Bayesian statistics, in which one's inferences about parameters or hypotheses are updated as evidence accumulates. You will learn to use Bayes’ rule to transform prior probabilities into posterior probabilities, and be introduced to the underlying theory and perspective of the Bayesian paradigm. The course will apply Bayesian methods to several practical problems, to show end-to-end Bayesian analyses that move from framing the question to building models to eliciting prior probabilities to implementing in R the final posterior distribution. Additionally, the course will introduce credible regions, Bayesian comparisons of means and proportions, Bayesian regression and inference using multiple models, and discussion of Bayesian prediction.
  5. COURS 5

    Statistics with R Capstone

    Session à venir : Apr 24 — Jun 26.
    Engagement
    5-10 hours/week
    Sous-titres
    English

    À propos du Projet Final

    The capstone project will be an analysis using R that answers a specific scientific/business question provided by the course team. A large and complex dataset will be provided to learners and the analysis will require the application of a variety of methods and techniques introduced in the previous courses, including exploratory data analysis through data visualization and numerical summaries, statistical inference, and modeling as well as interpretations of these results in the context of the data and the research question. The analysis will implement both frequentist and Bayesian techniques and discuss in context of the data how these two approaches are similar and different, and what these differences mean for conclusions that can be drawn from the data. A sampling of the final projects will be featured on the Duke Statistical Science department website. Note: Only learners who have passed the four previous courses in the specialization are eligible to take the Capstone.

Créateurs

  • Université Duke

    Duke University is consistently ranked as a top research institution, with graduate and professional schools among the leaders in their fields.

    Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

  • Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

    Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel

    Assistant Professor of the Practice
  • David Banks

    David Banks

    Professor of the Practice
  • Colin Rundel

    Colin Rundel

    Assistant Professor of the Practice
  • Merlise A Clyde

    Merlise A Clyde

    Professor

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