Practicing Statistics Interview Questions in Python

Prepare for your next statistics interview by reviewing concepts like conditional probabilities, A/B testing, the bias-variance tradeoff, and more.
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Are you looking to land that next job or hone your statistics interview skills to stay sharp? Get ready to master classic interview concepts ranging from conditional probabilities to A/B testing to the bias-variance tradeoff, and much more! You’ll work with a diverse collection of datasets including web-based experiment results and Australian weather data. Following the course, you’ll be able to confidently walk into your next interview and tackle any statistics questions with the help of Python!

  1. 1

    Probability and Sampling Distributions

    This chapter kicks the course off by reviewing conditional probabilities, Bayes' theorem, and central limit theorem. Along the way, you will learn how to handle questions that work with commonly referenced probability distributions.
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  2. 2

    Exploratory Data Analysis

    In this chapter, you will prepare for statistical concepts related to exploratory data analysis. The topics include descriptive statistics, dealing with categorical variables, and relationships between variables. The exercises will prepare you for an analytical assessment or stats-based coding question.
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    Statistical Experiments and Significance Testing

    Prepare to dive deeper into crucial concepts regarding experiments and testing by reviewing confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, multiple tests, and the role that power and sample size play. We'll also discuss types of errors, and what they mean in practice.
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    Regression and Classification

    Wrapping up, we'll address concepts related closely to regression and classification models. The chapter begins by reviewing fundamental machine learning algorithms and quickly ramps up to model evaluation, dealing with special cases, and the bias-variance tradeoff.
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Conor is a data scientist at Squarespace who spends his time thinking about growth and conversion. He frequently shares insights from his experience interviewing at 30+ top companies like LinkedIn and Facebook. More generally, he offers resources and advice in hopes of 'open sourcing' his journey to data scientist. Conor also shares a weekly data-focused newsletter with 1000+ subscribers.
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