Interpreting Data Using Statistical Models with Python

by Janani Ravi

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.

What you'll learn

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.

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About the author

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. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providin... more

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