Module 1: Finding your best sources: Topics and datasets
This week you will learn How to think with a data frame of mind Where to find interesting and useful data What different types of data can tell you How to scrape data from websites
Module 2: The Secret to a great data story: Data biographies
This week you will learn Why taking the time to deeply understand your data is essential How to build a data biography To understand sampling and margins of error How to clean and prep your data efficiently and effectively
Module 3: Finding potential stories in your dataset: Exploratory Analysis
This week you will learn To distinguish between different types of data How to conduct exploratory analysis of numbers Where to start with analyzing text data To develop your ideal story analysis plan
Module 4: The plot thickens: Next steps in analysis for your data story
This week you will learn To work with many variables at the sample time How to avoid common mistakes in your analysis What it means to build and use a data model To understand and use cause and effect in data The different types of data narratives
Module 5: More advanced analysis for your data
This week you will learn The details of working with complex data relationships To build a multivariate model for your data How to craft a basic map The importance of mediators and confounders in your data story
Module 6: How to craft a narrative based on your data
This week you will learn The first steps in writing about data results How to use Tableau Stories to create action and plot Best practices for explaining uncertainty in your stories To harness the power of different types of data storytelling
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.