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XBUS-504 Data Analysis I: Statistics

XBUS-504 Data Analysis I: Statistics

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Course Details

The fields of statistics and probability were founded on empirical analysis of data (e.g. human height). Data scientists must possess a strong foundation in statistics and probability to uncover patterns and build models, algorithms, and simulations. This course reviews the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics, distributions, probability, and regression with a specific focus on application to real data sets. 

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • Explain descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Compute measures of central tendency, variance, and probabilities 
  • Produce and interpret meaningful and accurate summary statistics for a given data set
  • Conduct hypothesis tests and understand the difference between Type I and Type II errors
  • Develop single and multivariate regression models
  • Differentiate between correlation and causation

 

Notes

Enrollment in this course is restricted. Students must submit an application and be accepted into the Certificate in Data Science in order to register for this course.

Current Georgetown students must create an application using their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account.

Course Prerequisites

Course prerequisites include:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Completion of at least two college-level math courses (e.g. statistics, calculus, etc.)
  • Successful completion of Data Wrangling (XBUS-503)
  • Basic familiarity with programming or a programming language
  • A laptop for class meetings and coursework

Applies Towards the Following Certificates




Sections

XBUS-504 - 01 Data Analysis I: Statistics    
2017 - Spring 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Wait List
Class:   Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM
22 Apr 2017 to 29 Apr 2017
Number of Sessions: 2 Sessions
Contact Hours: 12.0
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    XBUS-504 - 01 795.00
Potential Discount(s):
Alumni Discount
Boeing Discount
EdAssist
Fed. Government Employee Discount
 
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave
Instructors: Salil Mehta
Section Notes:  Class will meet on April 22 & 29, 2017.  
 
XBUS-504 - 01 Data Analysis I: Statistics    
2017 - Summer 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM
08 Jul 2017 to 15 Jul 2017
Number of Sessions: 2 Sessions
Contact Hours: 12.0
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    XBUS-504 - 01 795.00
Potential Discount(s):
Alumni Discount
Boeing Discount
EdAssist
Fed. Government Employee Discount
 
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave
Section Notes:  Class will meet on July 8 & 15, 2017.  
 
XBUS-504 - 01 Data Analysis I: Statistics    
2017 - Fall 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM
14 Oct 2017 to 21 Oct 2017
Number of Sessions: 2 Sessions
Contact Hours: 12.0
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    XBUS-504 - 01 795.00
Potential Discount(s):
Alumni Discount
Boeing Discount
EdAssist
Fed. Government Employee Discount
 
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave
 


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