Doing a Statistics unit or module at varsity can be a source of stress, especially if you’re an Arts or Humanities student who doesn’t do well with numbers. Need some help? Here are 5 free online resources to help you get the hang of the basics.

BetterExplained

Better Explained is a site which shares helpful explanations of various mathematical concepts, especially for students studying at university level. Simply search for the title of the statistics section you’re struggling with, and you’re likely to find articles and video explanations of it on this site.

TalkStats

[TalkStats(www.talkstats.com/) is set up differently to a lot of other online resources, but that’s what makes it great. The layout of this site is more of a forum, where students and teachers can post threads about anything Statistics related. Once you’ve set up your free account, you can ask questions, view threads about sections you’re struggling with and communicate with a great community of people who want to share their knowledge.

MathHelpForum

MathHelpForum, as the name suggests, is another forum where you can get free help and discuss statistics concepts (or anything else that’s math related) with others. It’s similar to TalkStats, and opening an account with them is 100% free, so you’ve got nothing to lose.

Udacity

On Udacity, you can take free courses on hundreds of different subjects and thankfully, Statistics is one of them. Browse through the courses they offer and choose the one that would be most valuable to you. Remember that these courses feature quizzes along the way which will test your knowledge, so be sure to not skip ahead in your lessons as you may miss something important.

KhanAcademy

Yes, that’s right- in addition to high school help, KhanAcademy also offer free online tutorials on Advanced Placement statistics as well as university level statistics. On this site, you can access any section or topic you’re struggling with, get helpful information in the form of graphs, explanations and videos as well as do short quizzes to test your knowledge on a section.

Statistics has a reputation for being a nightmare to get through at varsity, but sometimes all you need is a little extra help. Before giving up on your Stats unit, give these free resources a try, and for even more free tools, check out this site. Good luck!

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