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Introduction to Data Literacy

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Data is all around us, which makes data literacy an essential life skill.

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Explore the Basics of Data Literacy

Data is all around us, which makes data literacy an essential life skill. It is a skill that empowers you to ask the right questions about data and choose the right tools to read, interpret and communicate data. This non-technical course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skill to feel confident around data and understand how data can be used to gain actionable insights and drive change.

Through hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to get from data to insights, how data drives decision-making, how to collect and manage data, the four types of analytics and how to use storytelling and visualization to improve your data communication, and more.

You’ll start with the basics, understanding why data literacy is important and why you should take steps to become data literate. You’ll also learn how to use data to your advantage, from gaining insights to making decisions.

Get a Deeper Understanding of Data

Next, you’ll discover how to identify data sources, looking at some of the most common types, how to manage them, and what to do when you run into problems with your data.

In the second half of this data literacy course, you’ll focus on how you can gain insights by using data analytics. As well as exploring the different types of analysis and when to perform them, you’ll also learn about presenting your findings with impact using data visualizations and storytelling.

By the time you’re finished, you’ll have a strong understanding of why data literacy is so essential in the modern world, as well as some of the fundamentals of identifying the right types of data for you to use.
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    Data Literacy Basics

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    Why should you become data-literate? To answer this question, you'll learn why data literacy is an essential skill, how to get from data to insights, and how data can help with decision-making.

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    Why data literacy is an essential skill
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    Defining data literacy
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    Reasons to become data literate
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    The data literacy toolbox
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    From data to insights
    50 xp
    DIKW pyramid as a process
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    What is insight?
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    Information or knowledge?
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    Data-driven decision making
    50 xp
    Becoming data-driven
    50 xp
    Facts & myths about being data-driven
    100 xp
    Data-driven process
    100 xp
    Fitting the problem statement
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Maarten Van den Broeck
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Anneleen Rummens

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Anneleen Rummens HeadshotAnneleen Rummens

Freelance Data Scientist

Anneleen is a data scientist and statistics expert dedicated to demystifying data science, and guiding novices and experts alike in learning and understanding how to tell stories with data. She has a background in statistics and academic research and is experienced in researching and applying data science methods. Even in her spare time, Anneleen loves writing and reading about all things data science and how it helps us get the most out of data.
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  • Maja L.
    5 months

    Great course!

  • Leví B.
    10 months

    👌

  • Danilo B.
    23 days

    A great course to understand the main topics about data

  • Karen R.
    2 months

    Excellent content and exercises!

  • Katerina K.
    10 months

    While I understand the reasoning behind the 3-minute videos, I feel that the lessons were too surface-level. They gave an okay background into theory but I don't feel like I would be able to act on this level of knowledge.

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Leví B.

"A great course to understand the main topics about data"

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