Lesson 3 - Probabilities, Conditional Probability and Independence, Types of Variables and Probability Distributions

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In order to understand probability distribution of random variables to lay the foundation for statistical inference, we will first talk about the basics of probability. Conditional probability and the concept of independence will be introduced. Probability distributions will then be discussed.

Lesson 3 Objectives

Upon successful completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • understand the probability basics.
  • understand the mechanism of modeling random phenomena.
  • distinguish between different types of variables.

Introduction to Lesson 3
by Course Author Dr. Mosuk Chow - (length 8:41)

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