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Introduction to Statistics



Introduction to Statistics is a two-day course for anyone interested in data science, marketing, HR analytics, or science. If you are interested in learning how to measure and apply metrics or in going on to learn data-driven decision-making, this foundation course is for you.

The aim of this course is to provide a firm foundation and understanding of statistics for beginners, equipping learners with knowledge of descriptive statistics, probability and the rules of probability, and inferential statistics.

Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of six delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Fulltime 2 days R 5,998.00 Get a Quote
Webinar 2 days R 4,598.00 Get a Quote

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This course is for anyone interested in pursuing studies in data science, marketing, HR analytics, or science.


  • Maths at NQF Level 4
  • English at NQF Level 3

Course Outline / Curriculum


Session 1  - Overview of Business Statistics and Computers 

  • Data types and sources and collection methods.


Session  2 - Graphical representation of Statistical Results 

  • Pie charts
  • Component bar charts bar charts
  • Multiple bar charts
  • Frequency diagrams
  • Frequency polygons and gives


Session 3 - Central Tendencies

(All for both ungrouped data and grouped data)

  • Calculation of arithmetic means
  • Calculation of mode
  • Calculation of median
  • Calculation of quartiles
  • Calculation of standard deviations


Session 4 - Probabilities Calculations

  • Probability rules
  • Counting rules
  • Discrete probabilities
  • Continuous probabilities


Session 5 - Probability Distributions

  • Probability distribution discrete
  • Binomial
  • Poisson


Session 6 - Confidence intervals

  • Sampling distributions
  • Confidence intervals
  • Single means and single proportions


Session 7 - Hypothesis Testing

  • Singles means and proportions
  • Difference between means and proportions


Session 8 - Chi-Square Hypothesis testing

  • Test for independence
  • Test for equality
  • Test for goodness of fit


Session 9 - Index Numbers

  • Simple (Relative) Price and Quantity Index
  • Composite Price and Quantity Index
  •  Laspeyres Price and Quantity index
  • Paasche Price and Quantity index


Session 10 - Regression and Correlation

  • Regression and correlation for two variables


Session 11 - Time Series

  • Trend analysis
  • Moving averages 3 and 5-period moving averages
  • Trend using regression analysis
  • Season analysis the ratio-to-moving average method


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Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit your paid booking.

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  1. Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will schedule the course as soon as possible.
  2. If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have paid for 3 delegates at least.
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