Statistics: Basics
Statistics: Basics

Statistics: Basics

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Statistics refers to the science that focuses on the collection and analysis of data sets. During the development of modern medicine, it became clear that data could be extracted from population samples and that these sets of data could be analyzed to reveal patterns. From that point on, statistics has been closely associated with epidemiology in the study of diseases in populations.

In this course, the student will be introduced to basic concepts of statistics applied to clinical studies.

For optimal understanding, the student is required to be familiar with the basics of arithmetic, algebra, and epidemiology. Since some concepts may be very abstract to some, it’s encouraged to rewatch some video lectures until the concepts are fully grasped.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:20 h
  • Quiz questions 16
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Statistics: Basics

 Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Raywat Deonandan, PhD

Dr. Raywat Deonandan is a Global Health Epidemiologist and an Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
He obtained his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Western Ontario in 2001. He is also the founder and Executive Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences, and an award-winning author and journalist.
Dr. Deonandan embraces new media to engage in public education and co-hosts a science education podcast. In 2016, he received the OCUFA Teaching Award, the highest professorial teaching honour in Ontario.
Within Lecturio, he teaches courses on Epidemiology and Biostatistics."

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Learnt a lot!
By Taha A. on 11. April 2023 for Confidence Intervals – Statistics Basics

Nice and brief explanation of what confidence intervals are. Also the different tests are explained well.

Clear & concise
By Stefan W. on 12. July 2022 for p-Value – Statistics Basics

To the point and bringing great clarity, well done Dr Deonandan

Good lecture
By SHIVALIKA B. on 13. May 2022 for Null Hypothesis – Statistics Basics

A simple concept expained in a simple manner, without complicating it too much

Too many mouth sounds
By Nehemiah W. on 25. February 2022 for Null Hypothesis – Statistics Basics

You really need to do something about the distracting mouth sounds.