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There was already a request for Mathematical Statistics Videos, but it explicitly asked from people for

videos that provide a rigorous mathematical presentation of statistics. i.e., videos that might accompany a course that use a textbook mentioned in this discussion on...

So at the same time I am wondering, what recommendation do you have for stat/prob - 101 - video courses?

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I think a number of the suggestions put forward on the mathematical statistics video question probably fall in the stats 101 category:

The Stat 579 Videos on statistical computing in R are also quite good:

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Great list Jeromy, thank you :) – Tal Galili Aug 17 '10 at 4:47
stat579: Where exactly are the video lectures? – George Dontas Aug 22 '10 at 11:52
@gd047 That's sad. stat579 videos appear to have been removed. I've removed the link from my answer. – Jeromy Anglim Aug 22 '10 at 12:07
Perhaps because this "newer version" is available. – George Dontas Aug 22 '10 at 14:32
+1 For 579, I really enjoyed the videos (I added descriptions for some of the videos) – Max Gordon Nov 20 '11 at 9:48

I would suggest Statistics 401 (from Iowa State University). This is the link for Lesson 1. There are 64 lectures in total. (Here is the last one). Unfortunately, I haven't found the links gathered together in one page. I think also that lessons 21,26 and 39 are missing. However, I don't remember having any problem in following the course). You can also find the handouts for this class posted here.

Some other introductory courses in Statistics are:

Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business

Basics of probability and statistics

Lesson Videos for Statistics

2007 SLUO Lectures on Statistics

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As of 2013, the ISU statistics 401 videos are marked private on YouTube. – gung Feb 28 '13 at 0:13

GD047 linked to a UC Berkeley video on statistics, and I had another one. It's similar to MIT's Open Courseware (maybe a little lower quality). This one is for the Intro Statistics and Probability Class. It unfortunately only has 9 episodes, but it's free :).

UC Berkeley STATS 20 Webcast

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Harvard's Stat 110 Probability taught by Joseph Blitzstein is available on iTunesU or Academic Earth.

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Also available on YouTube: – Tim Mar 11 '15 at 16:59

You should definitely consider the Stats courses on Udacity.


There is also a ST095 course on Udacity, which I would have linked to but the link was blocked in this answer. Replace the 101 in the above link with 095.

EdX, which is a consortium between Harvard, MIT and Berkeley also has a Stats course from Berkeley

Hope this helps.

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I've studied from John E. Freund's Mathematical Statistics with Applications (7th Edition) at Freiburg University. It is indeed a good book, but you would also need a solutions manual to it because the excercises at the end of each chapter are not trivial.

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Does the book come with a video?! – Tal Galili Apr 10 '12 at 6:25

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