Passion Driven Statistics

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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With existing data, you will develop skills in data analysis and basic statistics by exploring your own research question.
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The best thing about Passion Driven Statistics was the free access to SAS software. The other best thing about this course was Professor Dierker's way of holding our hands as we walked through learning how to use the software to apply what she taught to us about statistics. She gave us access to databases that were the resources we needed to answer questions that we chose with passion. She even got access to databases as a result of special requests from passionate students! I had taken statistics in college, and am familiar with reading professional journals, so this material was familiar to me. However, statistics software and using such databases was brand new to me. Professor Dierker made learning SAS quite easy as she guided us through it, giving us the option of just copying and modifying the code, or really understanding what she was saying about how it worked. We had a great, collaborative community in the few short weeks of ... The best thing about Passion Driven Statistics was the free access to SAS software. The other best thing about this course was Professor Dierker's way of holding our hands as we walked through learning how to use the software to apply what she taught to us about statistics. She gave us access to databases that were the resources we needed to answer questions that we chose with passion. She even got access to databases as a result of special requests from passionate students! I had taken statistics in college, and am familiar with reading professional journals, so this material was familiar to me. However, statistics software and using such databases was brand new to me. Professor Dierker made learning SAS quite easy as she guided us through it, giving us the option of just copying and modifying the code, or really understanding what she was saying about how it worked. We had a great, collaborative community in the few short weeks of the course. We shared links to our tumblr.com blogs where we showed our progress during every week of the course. We used the discussion forums to ask for help by giving our blog links. Speaking of the discussion forums, Professor Dierker was on them daily. She took a sabbatical to teach this course, so she seemed to live in the discussion forums. This added a LOT to the value of the course. I wonder if we depended too heavily on her availability. She was passionately driven toward our success. I wish wish wish I could continue to use SAS. I found some projects that would be great to work on with such software. I found that it costs thousands of dollars per year for a single non-business user! The alternative is a free program called R. I have tried several coursera courses to learn the language, and have not yet found one that works for me. Professor Dierker, please come back and teach a similar course using R :)
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