This is a general introduction to statistics in the form of an interactive online textbook, available for adaptation and reuse under an attribution-only licence. The site describes the book as "designed for the one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it." The whole book or individual pages can be downloaded in e-book formats. OpenStax is a project hosted at Rice University and supported by a group of educational charities.
Video and Audio Lectures in Statistics for Economists
This department's YouTube channel has around a hundred videos, organised into playlists about international economics, macro principles, intermediate macro, and statistics for social and behavioural sciences.
Free site combining short video tutorials and online self-test quizzes. The videos can also be viewed in YouTube. The top-level topics are Independent and dependent events; Probability and combinatorics; Descriptive statistics; Random variables and probability distributions; Regression; and Inferential statistics. Each of these is broken down into dozens of points. There are also forums for asking questions related to the material.
A suite of twenty professionally-produced videos using real-world examples to explain statistical concepts to students in social sciences. They vary in length from ten to 25 minutes, are shot at various locations around the world and use a combination of real-world settings, interviews, and worked examples with animation. Interviewees include Nobel laureate Gary Becker, the then Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Maria Miller, Jesper Roine of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, staff of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, a fund manager, and a human rights activist. The films were created as part of a UKOER project funded by JIsc and the HE Academy.
This is a 21'24" talk about statistical fallacies, recorded in July 2005. It can be watched online or downloaded in a variety of formats.
Video lectures of various lengths, including a series of TED talks, showing how statistical data illuminate the development and welfare of countries.
These free course materials require a login, either via Google, Facebook or a Udacity account. They cover "Visualizing relationships in data", "Probability", "Estimation", "Outliers and Normal Distribution", "Inference", and "Regression". The "classroom" link takes you to a large number of short YouTube videos each explaining a different step. The "Materials" link takes you to detailed, line by line transcripts which can be downloaded as PDFs. These include some formative questions. As with other MOOCs, there is a forum for learners to discuss questions arising from the material.
These free course materials require a login, either via Google, Facebook or a Udacity account. The course is organised in six modules and aims to cover the basics of statistical research using everyday examples. The "Materials" button links to downloadable videos, an index of concepts and a booklet of notes. "Classroom" leads to a series of short videos with interactive features. As with other MOOCs, there is a forum where learners can discuss questions.
YouTube channel with dozens of videos explaining statistical topics to a general (not necessarily economics) audience. Videos are short: typically less than eight minutes. They consist of screen-captured slide shows and were created from 2011 to 2013. They are organised into 18 chapters, from basic definitions to effect size.
Nearly sixty videos of varying lengths, in a narrated-slideshow format, with detailed tables of contents.
Webcasts of 28 lectures from a course given in 2009, available freely through iTunes.