Interpreting Data Using Statistical Models with Python

This course covers techniques from inferential statistics, including hypothesis testing, t-tests, and Pearson’s chi-squared test, along with ANOVA, which is used to analyze effects across categorical variables and the interaction between variables.
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(21)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 29, 2019
Duration
2h 45m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Understanding Inferential Statistics
Performing Hypothesis Testing in Python
Implementing Predictive Models for Continuous Data
Implementing Predictive Models for Categorical Data
Description
Course info
Rating
(21)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 29, 2019
Duration
2h 45m
Description

Data science and data modeling are fast emerging as crucial capabilities that every enterprise and every technologist must possess these days. Increasingly, different organizations are using the same models and modeling tools, so what differs is how those models are applied to the data. Today, more than ever, it is really important that you know your data well.

In this course, Interpreting Data using Statistical Models with Python you will gain the ability to go one step beyond visualizations and basic descriptive statistics, by harnessing the power of inferential statistics.

First, you will learn how hypothesis testing, which is the foundation of inferential statistics, helps posit and test assumptions about data. Next, you will discover how the classic t-test can be used in a variety of common scenarios around estimating means. You will also learn about related tests such as the Z-test, Pearson’s Chi-squared test, Levene’s test and Welch’s t-test for dealing with populations that have unequal variances.

Finally, you will round out your knowledge by using ANOVA, a powerful statistical technique used to measure statistical properties across different categories of data. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to use powerful techniques from hypothesis testing, including t-tests, ANOVA and regression tests in order to measure the strength of statistical relationships within your data.

About the author
About the author

A problem solver at heart, Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, my name is Janani Ravi, and welcome to this course on Interpreting Data Using Statistical Models with Python. A little about myself, I have a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford, and have worked at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart. At Google, I was one of the first engineers working on real-time collaborative editing in Google Docs and I hold four patents for its underlying technologies. I currently work on my own startup, Loonycorn, a studio for high-quality video content. Data science and data modeling are fast emerging as crucial capabilities that every enterprise and every technologist must possess these days. Increasingly, different organizations are using the same models and modeling tools, so what differs is how these models are applied to the data. Today more than ever, it's really important that you know your data well. In this course, you will gain the ability to go one step beyond visualizations and basic descriptive statistics by harnessing the power of inferential statistics. First, you will learn how hypothesis testing, which is the foundation of inferential statistics, helps posit and test assumptions about data. Next you will discover how the classic T-test can be used in a variety of common scenarios around estimating means. You will also learn about related tests such as the Z-test, Pearson's chi-squared test, Levene's test, and Welch's t-test for dealing with populations that have unequal variances. Finally, you'll round out your knowledge by using ANOVA, a powerful statistical technique used to measure statistical properties across different categories of data. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to use powerful techniques from hypothesis testing including T-tests, ANOVA, and regression tests in order to measure the strength of statistical relationships within your data.