Statistics for Analysts – the course you keep meaning to take
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.
About Robbin Steif
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 recent winner of a BusinessWomen First award, as well as a Diamond Award for business leadership.