Statistics for Analysts – the course you keep meaning to take

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October 13, 2006

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
LunaMetrics

Our owner and CEO, Robbin Steif, started LunaMetrics ten years ago. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Digital Analytics Association. Robbin is a winner of a BusinessWomen First award, as well as a recent Diamond Award for business leadership. You should read her letter before you decide to work with us.

  • Jacques Warren

    Hi Robbin,

    This is great! I’ve meant to brush up my stats for some time and have a few books in my Amazon favorites, but this looks more fun!

  • Derek M.

    Indeed. I’m def. going to check this out!

  • PK

    Your link to the course is dead. Here’s a good one: http://www.cmu.edu/oli/courses/statistics/index.shtml

  • http://www.lunametrics.com Robbin

    Thanks, I fixed it, in your honor, of course ;-)

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