Basic Statistics and Data Mining for Data Science [Video]

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  • Get familiar with the basics of analyzing data
  • Exploring the importance of summarizing individual variables
  • Use inferential statistics
  • Know when to perform the Chi-Square test
  • Differentiate between independent and paired samples t-tests
  • Understand when to use a one-way ANOVA and post-hoc tests
  • Get well-versed with correlations

Data science is an ever-evolving field, with exponentially growing popularity. Data science includes techniques and theories extracted from the fields of statistics, computer science, and most importantly machine learning, databases, and visualization.

This video course consists of step-by-step introductions to analyze data and the basics of statistics. The first chapter focuses on the steps to analyze data and which summary statistics are relevant given the type of data you are summarizing. The second chapter continues by focusing on summarizing individual variables and specifically some of the reasons users need to summarize variables. This chapter also illustrates several procedures, such as how to run and interpret frequencies and how to create various graphs. The third chapter introduces the idea of inferential statistics, probability, and hypothesis testing.

The rest of the chapters show you how to perform and interpret the results of basic statistical analyses (chi-square, independent and paired sample t-tests, one-way ANOVA, post-hoc tests, and bivariate correlations) and graphical displays (clustered bar charts, error bar charts, and scatterplots). You will also learn when to use different statistical techniques, how to set up different analyses, and how to interpret the results.

Style and Approach

This is an application-oriented course with a practical approach. This course discusses situations in which you would use each statistical technique, the assumptions made by the method, how to set up the analysis, and how to interpret the results. No proofs will be derived, but rather the focus will be on the practical matters of data analysis in support of answering research questions.

  • This comprehensive video tutorial will ensure that you build on your knowledge of statistics and learn how to apply it in the field of data science
  • You’ll learn when to use different statistical techniques, how to set up different analyses, and how to interpret the results
  • This video course follows a step-by-step approach to ensure that you get the basics right
Course Length 2 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781788476782
Date Of Publication 8 Dec 2017


Jesus Salcedo

Jesus Salcedo has a PhD in psychometrics from Fordham University. He is an independent statistical consultant and has been using SPSS products for over 20 years. He is a former SPSS Curriculum Team Lead and Senior Education Specialist who has written numerous SPSS training courses and trained thousands of users.