Data Academy Course

Intro to Statistics [OPEN]

About This Course

In this two-part introductory statistics course, participants will learn the building blocks necessary to understand the data they work with and conduct more advanced analysis in the future.

Topics covered in the first part include: statistical terminology, introduction to sampling, summarizing data through central tendency measures, understanding data variability measures, and examining distributions of data.

The second part will build on this content, with topics covering: introduction to probabilities, how to tell if statistics are meaningfully different from one-another, and how to make inferences about populations using samples. It is recommended that students attend part one or be familiar with the topics discussed in part one before attending part two of this series.  

What You’ll Learn In This Course

This two-part course will cover the following topics:

Part I

  • Basic Terminology
  • Types of Data
  • Introduction to Sampling
  • Central Tendency Measures
  • Measures of Variability
  • Distribution Models

Part II

  • Probabilities
  • Identifying Meaningful Differences
  • Making Inferences About Populations from Samples


For Part II - Attendance to Part I or an understanding of the topics discussed in it. 

Upcoming courses scheduled

View the Course Calendar to see a list of upcoming classes. To get notified when enrollment opens for a class, complete the Course Interest Form and select the class (or classes) you’re interested in.

After completing the interest form, you will get an email when enrollment opens 3 weeks prior to class. Enrollment is not guaranteed as sometimes there are more interested employees than available seats.

Note: You must get your supervisor’s approval to attend any Data Academy courses.

Created 3/1/2016

Updated 11/15/2023