Explore Statistics with R

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Do you want to learn how to harvest health science data from the Internet? Or learn to understand the world through data analysis? Start by learning R Statistics!

Skilled professionals who can process and analyze data are in great demand today. In this course you will explore concepts in statistics to make sense out of data. You will learn the practical skills necessary to find, import, analyze and visualize data. We will take a look under the hood of statistics and equip you with broad tools for understanding statistical inference and statistical methods. You will also perform some really complicated calculations and visualizations, following in the footsteps of Karolinska Institute’s researchers.

Statistical programming is an essential skill in our golden age of data abundance. Health science has become a field of big data, just like so many other fields of study. New techniques make it possible and affordable to generate mas...

Do you want to learn how to harvest health science data from the Internet? Or learn to understand the world through data analysis? Start by learning R Statistics!

Skilled professionals who can process and analyze data are in great demand today. In this course you will explore concepts in statistics to make sense out of data. You will learn the practical skills necessary to find, import, analyze and visualize data. We will take a look under the hood of statistics and equip you with broad tools for understanding statistical inference and statistical methods. You will also perform some really complicated calculations and visualizations, following in the footsteps of Karolinska Institute’s researchers.

Statistical programming is an essential skill in our golden age of data abundance. Health science has become a field of big data, just like so many other fields of study. New techniques make it possible and affordable to generate massive data sets in biology. Researchers and clinicians can measure the activity for each of 30000 genes of a patient. They can read the complete genome sequence of a patient. Thanks to another trend of the decade, open access publishing, the results of such large scale health science are very often published for you to read free of charge. You can even access the raw data from open databases such as the gene expression database of the NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information.

We will dive into this data together. Learn how to use R, a powerful open source statistical programming language, and see why it has become the tool of choice in many industries in this introductory R statistics course. 

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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 5 months ago
I'm baffled why reviews say it's not accessible. Go to the page and press the 'resume' button. You can then access the archived course. I'm studying it at the moment.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
Excellent course, great instructions, interesting subject.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
This is one of the best R programming classes. I took this class last year and this was my first R programming class. I didn't know this at the time but looking back this proved to be the best R programming class for me by far. Dr. Andreas Montelius and staff at Karolinska did a great job explaining important details that made understanding the language a lot easier. I found myself coming back to the lectures and my notes to clarify a concept or just remind myself how to do something. Keep in mind that on-line classes are inherently difficult and many times you are left on your own - sink or swim. This class, and this must be said, went the extra mile. Highly recommended.
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2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 7 months ago
The course isn't self-paces when you enroll it's said already finish. I wanted to take this course and take a certificate but with this course archived I cannot. It's not a self-pace course please fix this.
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2/10 starsDropped
3 years, 8 months ago
It's saying self paced and current but when you enroll it's archived. I really wish they would update this. I was truly hoping to participate.
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