# Probability and Statistics III: A Gentle Introduction to Statistics

This course provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts. We begin by walking through a library of probability distributions – including the normal distribution, which in turn leads to the Central Limit Theorem. We then discuss elementary descriptive statistics and estimation methods.

##### Probability and Statistics III: A Gentle Introduction to Statistics

### At a glance

- Institution: GTx
- Subject: Data Analysis & Statistics
- Level: Intermediate
- Prerequisites:
Learners will be expected to come in knowing a bit of set theory and basic calculus, as well as the material from the first two courses in this series (the

**Gentle Introduction to Probability**and**Random Variables**courses). The prerequisite material is all available for you to access; and in any event, we will try to make the current course as self-contained as possible. In addition, this course will involve a bit of computer programming, so it would be nice to have at least a little experience in something like Excel and/or the R freeware statistical package.

- Language: English