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Statistics courses

Probability and Statistics courses

Mathematics courses

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Open Learning Initiative Open Learn: The Open University Udacity

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Statistical Reasoning

In affiliation with Carnegie Mellon University

Mathematics and Statistics courses

Finding information in mathematics and statistics

Introduction to Statistics

Elementary Statistics

In affiliation with San Jose State University

University of Wollongong

Statistical Literacy


UK Parliament - House of Commons Library

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Statistical Literacy Guide

Making Data Meaningful Part 1: A guide to writing stories about numbers

Making Data Meaningful Part 2: A guide to presenting statistics

Sense about Science and Straight Statistics

Making Sense of Statistics


Australian Initiatives

International Organisations

Statistical Literacy Initiatives

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics

Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology (CSSM) - University of Wollongong

Statistical Society of Australia Inc (SSAI)

International Statistical Institute (ISI)

International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)

International Association for Statistical Education (IASE)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Statistics Directorate

Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

United Nations Statistics Division

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This page provides links to some open online statistics related courses, international organisations and statistical journals. This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

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