Data Science: Statistics and Machine Learning Specialization
Build models, make inferences, and deliver interactive data products.
This specialization continues and develops on the material from the Data Science: Foundations using R specialization. It covers statistical inference, regression models, machine learning, and the development of data products. In the Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by building a data product using real-world data. At completion, learners will have a portfolio demonstrating their mastery of the material.
The five courses in this specialization are the very same courses that make up the second half of the Data Science Specialization. This specialization is presented for learners who have already mastered the fundamentals and want to skip right to the more advanced courses.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Perform regression analysis, least squares and inference using regression models.
- Build and apply prediction functions
- Develop public data products
- Understand the process of drawing conclusions about populations or scientific truths from data
One of the most common tasks performed by data scientists and data analysts are prediction and machine learning. This course will cover the basic components of building and applying prediction functions with an emphasis on practical applications. The course will provide basic grounding in concepts such as training and [...]
A data product is the production output from a statistical analysis. Data products automate complex analysis tasks or use technology to expand the utility of a data informed model, algorithm or inference. This course covers the basics of creating data products using Shiny, R packages, and interactive graphics. [...]
Linear models, as their name implies, relates an outcome to a set of predictors of interest using linear assumptions. Regression models, a subset of linear models, are the most important statistical analysis tool in a data scientist’s toolkit. This course covers regression analysis, least squares and inference using [...]
Statistical inference is the process of drawing conclusions about populations or scientific truths from data. There are many modes of performing inference including statistical modeling, data oriented strategies and explicit use of designs and randomization in analyses. Furthermore, there are broad theories (frequentists, Bayesian, likelihood, design based, …) and [...]