Handle data sets for analysis purposes
Understand beginning mathematical notation
Work with different types of data
Summarize data with distributions and graphs
Apply summary statistics to analyze and understand data sets
Calculate business metrics and KPIs to derive business value from data sets
Apply basic inferential math to data
Use tools to forecast future trends in data
Starting with the absolute basics of math and data, this course builds up your analyst skills while removing the mathematical hurdles and barriers that often come with beginning to learn how to analyze data. This course is intended for anyone with the desire to do data analysis and who would like to learn the math behind it all in a simplified way, as well as for anyone who would like a thorough refresher on the essentials.
Learn how to handle different data types, understand mathematical notation, become proficient in handling data sets and summary statistics, and even get a sneak peek into how to be effective at making stctistical inferences and predictions, all told in a way to maximize your understanding—so that afterward, you can be well on your way toward analyzing data in any field or discipline.
Module 1: Introduction to Data and Variables
Module 2: Summarizing Data with Distributions and Graphs
Module 3: Summary Statistics
Module 4: Business Statistics
Module 5: Introduction to Inferential Math and Forecasting
Basic excel proficiency
Q: Do I need desktop Excel?
A: No. We will be using Excel Online for all applied portions of the course, with the exception of a lab in Module 5, where we will not require the desktop version of Excel and the applied portion is optional.
Q: Do I need a Windows computer to complete the course?
A: No. You can complete the labs using a computer running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.