+
4 Tutorials that teach Statistics
Take your pick:
Statistics

Statistics

Author: Sadie Pendaz
Description:

This lesson examines the following components of statistical analysis: mean, median, mode, inferential statistics, descriptive statistics, correlation, cause and effect, and spurious (false) correlation.

(more)
See More
Try a College Course Free

Sophia’s self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

25 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

221 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 20 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Tutorial
TERMS TO KNOW
  • Hawthorne Effect

    An effect that occurs when subjects of a study change their behavior in response to being studied.

  • Spurious Correlation

    A false correlation that is often the result of an unaccounted variable.

  • Cause and Effect

    A relationship where change in one variable causes the other variable to change.

  • Correlation

    A close and simultaneous relationship between two or more variables.

  • Inferential Statistics

    Applying statistical data from a group or sample to the larger population as a whole.

  • Descriptive Statistics

    A form of statistical analysis that seeks to make statements about the most "typical" member of a group.

  • Mode

    The most frequently occurring number in a set.

  • Median

    The middle point in a set of numbers.

  • Mean

    The arithmetic average of a set of numbers.