Statistics For Analysts - The Course You Keep Meaning To Take

October 13, 2006
By Robbin Steif

For all you analysts: should you want to brush up on your knowledge of statistics (or even start from scratch), here is a link to the Statistics Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie-Mellon University. It is completely on-line, self-paced, and free. I road tested most of the course about a year ago and really loved it. The professor who wrote it does a wonderful job of using real world examples. For example, he teaches box plots and distributions using temperature — he shows that the average high temperature here in Pittsburgh is the same as the average temperature in San Francisco, but oh! does the distribution vary.

I see now that you can do this course with either Excel or Minitab.

Robbin Steif
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