P.Mean: Where can I learn more about Statistics? (created 2008-07-18).

Someone asked me how they could learn more about a specialized topic in Statistics. They were willing to pay for this, though they didn't have a lot of money.

I suggested myself first, of course. The best way to learn is by doing, and if there is a particular problem that needs solving with this specialized topic, then pay me to solve it. I offer a discount if the problem can be published on my webpages at a teaching example. I also offer a discount for students. See my consulting page for details.

 There are also alternatives (like me, they cost money, of course). The website, www.statistics.com, offers web based training courses on a variety of topics, including the stuff you're interested in.

Is there a university nearby? If not, many universities are investing in distance learning. It is not easy, but newer technology is helping a lot.

Finally, I learn a lot just by reading books. It takes a lot of dedication and patience to do this, but it can be done. I get a lot of questions about what book I would recommend in a particular area. I started a list of favorite books at my old website (here, here, and here), and plan to add to that list on my new website as I have time.

What can I get for free? The person who asked this question did not ask this, which is good, because the answer is that you can't get much for free. There are indeed a number of websites that talk about Statistics, including my new website and my old one. I do offer to answer simple questions by email for free (see my general help page for details). There are also email lists (discussion groups) that you can pose questions at. I just wrote a webpage mentioning some of my favorite discussion groups.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. This page was written by Steve Simon and was last modified on 2010-04-01. Need more information? I have a page with general help resources. You can also browse for pages similar to this one at Category: Teaching resources.