Data Essentials

Total Time
10 Hours
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The ability to analyse data is fast becoming a base requirement in many roles. Data Essentials is designed to help you navigate this growing landscape and become data-literate.

Key topics

  • Finding data based evidence
  • Working in a data based world
  • Making measurements
  • Collecting clean data
  • Ethical issues in data collection.


Learning outcomes

  • Distinguish between anecdote and data, in the context of case studies
  • Separate the different roles and skills of the researcher/data user, computer scientist, and data analyst
  • Assess how particular variables can be measured to help answer a research question
  • Evaluate the idea of garbage in – garbage out as it applies to data
  • Understand the need for ethical approval in conducting research on humans and animals.


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