FutureLearn: Data to Insight: an Introduction to Data Analysis

 with  Chris Wild

Gain useful practical and thinking skills in data analysis efficiently

Organisations around the world are collecting more data than ever. They are talking about big data, data science, business intelligence, analytics, data mining and data visualisation.They want to extract insights from data about their worlds and make predictions to inform their decisions.

This is an introduction to statistical data analysis and data visualisation for those new to the subject as well as those wanting a fresh perspective. We focus on exploration of data and discovery, the limitations of data, avoiding being misled, and learning to think like a statistician.

Participants ranging from total beginners to experienced PhD researchers have completed and enjoyed this course. It assumes very little experience with statistical ideas and concepts. You will need to be comfortable thinking in terms of percentages and have a level of familiarity with computers that having learned to do basic things in Microsoft Excel would provide.

You need either a computer you can install free software on (e.g. iNZight, or R), or even just an internet connection and a modern web browser.

2 Student
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Finished
Subject Data Analysis
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates $49 Certificate Available
Calendar 8 weeks long
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Good course. Well structured, paced and suitable for beginners. Main drawback is that it does not teach any proficiency in the actual programming of R.
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2 years ago
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