Simply Statistics A statistics blog by Rafa Irizarry, Roger Peng, and Jeff Leek

Free Statistics Courses on Coursera

Today, we’re very excited to announce that the Biostatistics Department at Johns Hopkins is offering three new online courses through Coursera. These courses are

  • Data Analysis: Data have never been easier or cheaper to come by. This course will cover how to collect, clean, interpret and analyze data, then communicate your results for maximum impact.
    Instructor: Jeff Leek
  • Computing for Data Analysis: This course is about learning the fundamental computing skills necessary for effective data analysis. You will learn to program in R and to use R for reading data, writing functions, making informative graphs, and applying modern statistical methods.
    Instructor: Roger Peng
  • Mathematical Biostatistics Bootcamp: This course presents fundamental probability and statistical concepts used in biostatistical data analysis. It is taught at an introductory level for students with junior- or senior-college level mathematical training.
    Instructor: Brian Caffo

These courses will be offered free of charge through Coursera to anyone interested in signing up. Those who complete the course and meet a passing grade will get a certificate of completion from Coursera.

Computing for Data Analysis and Mathematical Biostatistics Bootcamp will start in the fall on September 24. Data Analysis will start in the spring on January 22, 2013.