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Data Fundamentals 2020 June

Ended Aug 17, 2020

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Full subject description

Whichever industry you work in, or whatever your interests, you will almost certainly have come across a story about how ‘data’ is changing the face of our world. Data is quantitative information.  

The ability to analyse data is fast becoming a base requirement in many roles. Data fundamentals is designed to help you navigate this growing landscape and help you become data-literate. Data literacy involves an understanding of the framework in which quantitative information arises, critical skills in evaluating the quality of data, and the ability to communicate these key insights effectively.

The four modules within this series are designed to give you the basic knowledge that underlies statistics and data and to help reinforce or fill gaps within your understanding. This course will not only give you the confidence and skills to collect, explore and discuss data, but also to critique its uses and interpretation.

Upon completion of the Data Fundamentals series you will have obtained an understanding of the important role data plays in evidence-based knowledge building and decision-making.