Why Learn Statistics?
Statistics is a tool used to communicate our understanding of data. It helps us understand the world better, make assertions, and communicate our confidence in the statements we are making.
This course focuses on a number of different descriptive statistics including the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and variance of different datasets. Not only will you learn how to calculate these statistics, but you will learn how to interpret them. By getting an understanding of what these statistics represent, you will be able to better describe your own datasets.
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Central Tendency for Housing Data
In this project, you will use your knowledge of mean, median and mode to make conclusions about three boroughs in New York City: Manhattan, New York City, and Queens.
Variance in Weather
In this project, you will try to find the best time to plan a trip to London by looking at a weather dataset containing over 39,000 pieces of weather-related data!
Traveling to Acadia
Use histograms to find the best time of year to visit Acadia, Maine.
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