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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.

Robbin Steif

Robbin Steif

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.


4 Responses to “Statistics for Analysts – the course you keep meaning to take”

Jacques Warren says:

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. says:

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

PK says:

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

Robbin says:

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