Statistics for Applications

Scatterplot showing lifespan of male fruitflies.

Analysis of the covariance of the lifespan of male fruitflies, from lecture 20 (Image by Prof. Dmitry Panchenko.)


MIT Course Number

18.650 / (formerly 18.443)

As Taught In

Fall 2006



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Course Description

This course offers a broad treatment of statistics, concentrating on specific statistical techniques used in science and industry. Topics include: hypothesis testing and estimation, confidence intervals, chi-square tests, nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation.

OCW offers an earlier version of this course, from Fall 2003. This newer version focuses less on estimation theory and more on multiple linear regression models. In addition, a number of Matlab examples are included here.

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Dmitry Panchenko. 18.650 Statistics for Applications. Fall 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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