Data Science: Statistics and Machine Learning Specialization(Offered by Johns Hopkins University)
Learn Data Science and Machine Learning with Statistics. Build models, make inferences, and deliver interactive data products.
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
There are 5 Courses in this Specialization
- Statistical Inference: 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 numerous complexities (missing data, observed and unobserved confounding, biases) for performing inference. A practitioner can often be left in a debilitating maze of techniques, philosophies and nuance. This course presents the fundamentals of inference in a practical approach for getting things done. After taking this course, students will understand the broad directions of statistical inference and use this information for making informed choices in analyzing data.
- Regression Models: 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 regression models. Special cases of the regression model, ANOVA and ANCOVA will be covered as well. Analysis of residuals and variability will be investigated. The course will cover modern thinking on model selection and novel uses of regression models including scatterplot smoothing.
- Practical Machine Learning: 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 tests sets, overfitting, and error rates. The course will also introduce a range of model based and algorithmic machine learning methods including regression, classification trees, Naive Bayes, and random forests. The course will cover the complete process of building prediction functions including data collection, feature creation, algorithms, and evaluation.
- Developing Data Products: 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. The course will focus on the statistical fundamentals of creating a data product that can be used to tell a story about data to a mass audience.
- Data Science Capstone: The capstone project class will allow students to create a usable/public data product that can be used to show your skills to potential employers. Projects will be drawn from real-world problems and will be conducted with industry, government, and academic partners.
About this 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.
Skills you will gain
Machine Learning, Github, R Programming, Regression Analysis, Data Visualization (DataViz), Statistics, Statistical Inference, Statistical Hypothesis Testing, Model Selection, Generalized Linear Model, Linear Regression, Random Forest.
Applied Learning Project
Each course in this Data Science: Statistics and Machine Learning Specialization includes a hands-on, peer-graded assignment. To earn the Specialization Certificate, you must successfully complete the hands-on, peer-graded assignment in each course, including the final Capstone Project.
How the Specialization Works:
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you’d like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You’ll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you’ll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you’ll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
Johns Hopkins University
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