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This course exposes students to the logic of statistical reasoning and its application in the quantitative social sciences. It is meant as a thorough but accessible introduction to the topics of descriptive statistics, probability theory, and statistical inference with hands-on exercises.
Week 1: Understanding the properties of a single variable through visualization
Week 2: Understanding the properties of a single variable through summary statistics
Week 3: Understanding associations between variables
MODULE II: PROBABILITY THEORY
Week 4: Understanding and computing with probabilities
Week 5: Random variables and distributions
Week 6: Commonly used statistical distributions
MODULE III: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
Week 7: Understanding sampling
Week 8: A primer of estimation theory
Week 9: The theory of hypothesis testing
Week 10: Commonly used statistical tests
- Marco Steenbergen - IPZ
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