Course Description

Explore how different t-tests can be performed by using the SciPy library for hypothesis testing in this 10-video course, which continues your explorations of data science. This beginner-level course assumes prior experience with Python programming, along with an understanding of such terms as skewness and kurtosis and concepts from inferential statistics, such as t-tests and regression. Begin by learning how to perform three different t-tests, the one-sample t-test, the independent or two-sample t-test, and the paired t-test on various samples of data using the SciPy library. Next, learners explore how to interpret results to accept or reject a hypothesis. The course covers, as an example, how to fit a regression model on the returns on an individual stock, and on the S&P 500 Index, by using the scikit-learn library. Finally, watch demonstrations of measuring skewness and kurtosis in a data set. The closing exercise asks you to list three different types of t-tests, identify values which are returned by t-tests, and write code to calculate the percentage returns from time series data using Pandas.

Learning Objectives

Explore how different t-tests can be performed by using the SciPy library for hypothesis testing in this 10-video course, which continues your explorations of data science. This beginner-level course assumes prior experience with Python programming, along with an understanding of such terms as skewness and kurtosis and concepts from inferential statistics, such as t-tests and regression. Begin by learning how to perform three different t-tests the one-sample t-test, the independent or two-sample t-test, and the paired t-test on various samples of data using the SciPy library. Next, learners explore how to interpret results to accept or reject a hypothesis. The course covers, as an example, how to fit a regression model on the returns on an individual stock, and on the S&P 500 Index, by using the scikit-learn library. Finally, watch demonstrations of measuring skewness and kurtosis in a data set. The closing exercise asks you to list three different types of t-tests, identify values which are returned by t-tests, and write code to calculate the percentage returns from time series data using Pandas.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):