Basic statistics

Basic Statistics

153 Exercises 8 hours 13,893 Participants 13,550 XP

Open Course Description

This course complements course material from the University of Amsterdam's Basic Statistics at Coursera ( The Basic Statistics course is roughly based on the syllabus used by the department of Child Development and Educational Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (produced by A. van Maanen, A.A.J. van Peet, N. Borgers, E. Gebhardt, N. Lagerweij, R. Stoel, G. van de Wittenboer, F.J. Oort, P.J. Hoffenaar, and B.J.H. Zijlstra.)

Lab 0: The Basics of R

This lab is about teaching enough R to start using it for statistical analyses.

lab 0b: Introduction to R continued

This lab continues with an introduction to R

Lab 1: Exploring Data

Getting to grips with your data

Lab 2: Correlation and Regression

Looking at the relationships between two variables.

Lab 3: Probability

Understanding the basics of probability

Lab 4: Probability distributions

This lab treats probability distributions with an emphasis on the normal and binomial distributions.

Lab5: Sampling distributions

This lab explores population and sampling distributions

Lab 6: Confidence Intervals

Calculating the interval where a value falls

Lab 7: Hypothesis testing

This lab treats the concept of hypothesis testing for both binomial and normally distributed variables

Bobby den Bezemer and Zara Bamdad
Bobby den Bezemer and Zara Bamdad work as part of the University of Amsterdam's Statistics in the Social Sciences MOOC team. They created this DataCamp course to complement the UvA Basic Statistics course on Coursera, found at