Data Analysis Basics: Making Decisions with Data
Coming November 2017…
- Data Analysis
About this Course
Learn how to make better decisions with data in this course on data analysis. We'll start by looking at what data analysis is, and then we'll see how we can use data analysis to create better outcomes.
Introducing Data Analysis
From the daily weather forecast to the nightly sports results, data is all around us. Let's take a look at how we can analyse data to draw conclusions and uncover hidden insights!
Getting to Know Your Data
There's a lot of ways we can look at our data. We can look at it as rows in columns in a spreadsheet, or we can try and represent it visually as a chart. We can even summarize our data into just a few numbers to help us make decision making less of a chore and more of a step-by-step process!
There are many ways to visualize data, but choosing the right way can sometimes be a challenge. Let's look at some ways to visualize data and talk about the strengths and weaknesses of each method.
Asking the Right Questions
Getting answers from data isn't always straightforward; it's import that we're asking the right questions. Let's take a look at some different ways to get answers from our data and examine some common pitfalls along the way.