This course focuses on how analysts can measure and describe the confidence they have in their findings. The course begins with an overview of the key probability rules and concepts that govern the calculation of uncertainty measures. We’ll then apply these ideas to variables (which are the building blocks of statistics) and their associated probability distributions. The second half of the course will delve into the computation and interpretation of uncertainty. We’ll discuss how to conduct a hypothesis test using both test statistics and confidence intervals. Finally, we’ll consider the role of hypothesis testing in a regression context, including what we can and cannot learn from the statistical significance of a coefficient. By the end of the course, you should be able to discuss statistical findings in probabilistic terms and interpret the uncertainty of a particular estimate.

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Data Literacy SpecializationJohns Hopkins University

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Familiarity with descriptive statistics and basic regression models

Approx. 11 hours to complete

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- Statistical Hypothesis Testing
- Measurement of Uncertainty

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Familiarity with descriptive statistics and basic regression models

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## Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

**3 hours to complete**

### Probability Theory

**3 hours to complete**

4 videos (Total 26 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes

**3 hours to complete**

### Random Variables and Distributions

**3 hours to complete**

3 videos (Total 21 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes

**2 hours to complete**

### Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing

**2 hours to complete**

4 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes

**2 hours to complete**

### Quantifying Uncertainty in Regression Analysis and Polling

**2 hours to complete**

3 videos (Total 22 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes

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