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Models of Distributions—Shapely Families

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear

Models of Distributions—Shapely Families

Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Any shaped curve can model a data set. This lecture looks at skewed and bimodal shapes, and describes other characteristically shaped classes of distributions, including exponential and Poisson. Each shape arises naturally in specific settings.

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p********t
May 10, 2017
Very understandable

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s********m
October 10, 2016
Prof Starbird took too much time to explain every concept or term. Up until the 11th minute, he only managed to finish explaining about uniform distribution. It gets very boring to listen to him, especially that 21st century learning is no longer 'teacher-oriented'. I know 'student-oriented' learning could not be applied extensively in online courses, but I need more graphics to learn better. And the explanation should not drag on (e.g. the instructor do not need to 'read' the graph, because students can do it themselves. Instead, really zoom in on the most important point).

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