Important statistics topics for beginners In data science

Sairam Penjarla
1 min readMar 19, 2023

💥”As a beginner in the field of data science, understanding and mastering key statistics concepts is crucial for success. Some important topics to focus on💥

Here’s your checklist!

✅PROBABILITY: Understanding basic probability concepts such as independent and dependent events, Bayes’ theorem, and random variables.

✅DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: Familiarizing yourself with measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and measures of dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation) to summarize and describe data.

✅INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: Learning techniques such as sampling and estimation to make inferences about a population based on a sample of data.

✅HYPOTHESIS TESTING: Understanding how to formulate hypotheses and use statistical tests to determine if there is enough evidence to support or reject them.

✅REGRESSION ANALYSIS: Understanding how to analyze relationships between variables using linear and non-linear regression methods.

✅TIME SERIES ANALYSIS: Understanding how to analyze data that is collected over time, including decomposition, smoothing, and forecasting methods.

✅BAYESIAN STATISTICS: Understanding the basics of Bayesian statistics and how it differs from classical statistics.

Understanding these concepts will enable you to effectively analyze and interpret data, make informed decisions, and communicate your findings to others. Additionally, learning tools 💡 as R or Python for

💡 Statistical analysis

💡 Data visualization

can also greatly enhance your skill set. I highly recommend diving deep into these topics and utilizing resources such as online tutorials, books, and courses to solidify your understanding. Happy learning!



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