This introductory course will help you gain a solid understanding of statistics and basic probability for Geographical Information Science (GIS) that forms a foundation for further work in spatial data analysis and data science. It is our hope you will really enjoy the course.
The aim of the course is to provide a basis for understanding the statistical methods and their use in GIS practice. Students will gain an overview of basic techniques needed for statistical analysis of data. After completing the subject, students will be able to perform routine statistical analysis.
The entire course is in a self-paced format and we estimate that it will take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to complete depending on your current skill set. It is possible to sit for the course all at once, but we recommend allocating 4 to 8 hours per week for six weeks to complete this course. That includes videos, reading materials, homework, quizzes, and the final exam. We also encourage you to participate in the discussion forums when you have questions, comments, or concerns.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. This well-known saying is part of a phrase attributed to Benjamin Disraeli and popularized in the U.S. by Mark Twain.