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Data to Insight: An Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualisation

Get a hands-on introduction to data science, exploring principles of statistical analysis and data visualisation.

Key details

8 Weeks

About this course

Start thinking like a data analyst

With big data central to modern business decision-making processes, data science skills are increasingly essential.

On this course, you’ll be introduced to principles of data analysis and data visualisation.

You’ll begin learning how to use statistical analysis to guide business decisions. You’ll use specialised data analysis tools to generate insights and learn how to present data visually and numerically.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those new to data analysis and data visualisation or those who want a reminder and fresh perspectives. You will need to be comfortable thinking in terms of percentages and have a level of comfort with using computers.

What you will learn

  • Data and its organisation
  • Basic statistics
  • Making discoveries working with several variables simultaneously
  • Sources of error and misconception
  • Confidence intervals
  • Statistical tests via randomisation
  • Seasonal decomposition and forecasting

Career pathways


Course structure

  • Explore fundamental statistical data science concepts

  • Create visual and numerical representations of data

  • Interpret data analysis outputs

  • Discuss interpretations and limitations of data