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Swayam Central

Descriptive Statistics with R Software

By Prof. Shalabh   |   IIT Kanpur
Any data analysis is incomplete without statistics. After getting the data, any statistical analysis starts with descriptive statistics which aims to extract the information hidden inside the data. The tools of descriptive statistics are based on mathematical and statistical functions which are to be evaluated using the software. The statistical software are paid as well as free. Most of the statistical software are paid software. A popular free statistical software is R. What are the basic tools of descriptive statistics and how to use the R software for descriptive statistical analysis is the objective of the course to be taught


INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG students of Science and Engineering. Students of humanities with basic mathematical and statistical
 background can also do it. Working professionals in analytics can also do it.
PRE-REQUISITES:    Mathematics background up to class 12 is needed. Some minor statistics background is desirable
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT :All industries having R & D set up will use this course.

Learners enrolled: 1084

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 24 Feb 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 24 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Mathematics
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Calculations with R Software
    Week 2: Introduction to Descriptive Statistics, frequency distribution
    Week 3: Graphics and Plots
    Week 4: Central Tendency of Data
    Week 5: Variation in Data
    Week 6: Moments, Association of Variables
    Week 7: Association of Variables
    Week 8: Association of Variables, Fitting of Linear Models

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

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    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Shalabh

    IIT Kanpur
    Dr. Shalabh is a Professor of Statistics at IIT Kanpur. His research areas of interest are linear models, regression analysis and econometrics. He has more than 23 years of experience in teaching and research. He has developed several web based and MOOC courses in NPTELincluding on regression analysis and has conducted several workshops on statistics for teachers, researchers and practitioners. He has received several national and international awards and fellowships. He has authored more than 75 research papers in national and international journals. He has written four books and one of the book on linear models is co- authored with Prof. C.R. Rao. 

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 25th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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