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Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills


This course is self taught.

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Statistics for the Terrified


Statistics for the Terrified is a common-sense basic guide to statistics, written in plain english with a minimum of mathematics (very little!). It makes statistics open to common sense. See online site Statistics for the Terrified

Access to the course contents is available on all MCS machines by following this pathway:

  • Start > Concept Stew > Statistics for the Terrified

More information and advise on statistics can be found at the University's Statistics Clinic

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered
  • Before you begin
  • Probability
  • Basic numerical data description
  • Graphical data description
  • Standard error and confidence intervals
  • What does p<0.05 really mean?
    • How to choose a test
    • Testing for differences between groups
    • Analysing repeated measures
    • Analysing 2x2 classification tables
    • Fitting lines to data
    • Uncovering hidden influences
Statistical and Mathematical Software

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