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Does anyone know of a statistics MOOC for rank beginners? This is for a couple of colleagues and me; i.e., people who have been out of school for <ahem> several decades and have probably forgotten a good bit of math. We find ourselves needing a better understanding of statistics for some high level research projects at work.

 

I’m really looking for Statistics for Dummies. All the courses I looked at on Coursera seemed to presume some basic stats knowledge. That isn’t for me. Would Khan help? I could certainly brush up on my mathematics skills using Khan.

 

Thanks!

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How much math did you learn and how much math do you remember?

 

As far as "Statistics for dummies", check this out: https://www.amazon.com/The-Manga-Guide-to-Statistics/dp/1593271891/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_txt?ie=UTF8

 

The reviews are good -- you can see a fair amount of content with "look inside" -- and even if it is not what you need, it is under $10 with shipping. 

 

Cartoon guide to statistics is good too -- but of the people who reviewed both, they preferred this one. 

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I took up through differential equations at university. However, that's been 20+ years and I wouldn't say I remember much, if anything. I *think* I would be correct to say I functionally remember algebra and trig, though I probably need some review. Most of my problem solving these days involves drug calculations.

 

ETA: Thank you for the book recommendation.

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For MOOC, maybe this free EdX course for AP Statistics. Usually no prior knowledge is assumed for AP statistics.

https://www.edx.org/course/preparing-ap-statistics-exam-tennessee-board-regents-statx-0

 

For free curriculum, you can read through MEP math statistics modules. If you need the answers, the password is in the MEP yahoo group. http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepres/alevel/alevel.htm

 

The books that kiana recommended can be found at Barnes & Noble if you have one nearby to drop by and browse. My kids read both from the library but prefer a textbook for more work examples and practice questions.

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