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Data AnalysisTableau SoftwareData Visualization (DataViz)Visualization (Computer Graphics)

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36%

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English
Subtitles: English

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

About this Specialization and Course

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 9 min), 4 readings
2 videos
Welcome to the Course!4m
4 readings
Specialization Overview10m
Course Overview10m
Special Thanks!10m
About the Course Team10m
2 hours to complete

Asking The "Right Questions"

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Asking the Right Questions5m
Rock Projects5m
S.M.A.R.T. Objectives9m
Listening to Stakeholders During Elicitation8m
Stakeholder Expectations Matter8m
Using SPAPs to Structure Your Thinking, Part 17m
Using SPAPs to Structure Your Thinking, Part 26m
2 readings
Week 1 Additional Resources10m
SPAP Graphic10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

8 hours to complete

Data Visualization with Tableau

8 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 130 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
16 videos
Why Tableau?8m
Meet Your Salary Data3m
Meet Your Dognition Data11m
Our Analysis Plan39s
Salaries of Data-Related Jobs: Your First Graph11m
Formatting and Exporting Your First Graph6m
Digging Deeper Using the Rows and Columns Shelves13m
Understanding the Marks Card11m
Removing Outliers Using Scatterplot and Filtering and Groups13m
Analyzing Data-Related Salaries in Different States Using Filtering and Groups8m
When to Use Line Graphs2m
Dates as Hierarchical Dimensions or Measures8m
Analyzing Data-Related Salaries Over Time Using Date Hierarchies8m
Analyzing Data-Related Salaries Over Time Using Trend Lines9m
Analysing Data-Related Salaries Over Time Using Box Plots10m
6 readings
Tableau Instructions10m
Salary Data Set, Description, and Analysis Plan10m
Dognition Data Set, Description, and Analysis Plan10m
The Effects of Outliers Video10m
Introduction to Linear Regression10m
Week 2 Practice Exercises3h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz2h
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Dynamic Data Manipulation and Presentation in Tableau

7 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 98 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Tableau Calculation Types4m
How to Write Calculations11m
Calculations that Make Filtering More Efficient8m
Identifying Companies that Pay Less than the Prevailing Wage9m
Blending Price Parity Data with Our Salary Data4m
Adjusting Data-related Salaries for Cost of Living10m
Calculating Which States Have the Top Adjusted Salaries within Job Subcategories10m
Using Parameters to Define Top States7m
Calculating Which Companies Have the Top Adjusted Salaries within Job Subcategories8m
Designing a Dashboard to Determine Where You should Apply for Data-related Job12m
Visual Story Points in Tableau10m
3 readings
Data Sets Needed in Week 310m
Week 3 Additional Resources: Examples of Tableau Dashboards and Stories10m
Week 3 Practice Exercises3h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz2h
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Your Communication Toolbox: Visualizations, Logic, and Stories

4 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
16 videos
The Storyboarding Hourglass5m
Making Your Data Story Come Alive9m
Storyboarding Your Presentation6m
The Best Stress-Testers are Teams3m
Overgeneralization and Sample Bias5m
Misinterpretations Due to Lack of Controls3m
Correlation Does Not Equal Causation6m
How Correlations Impact Business Decisions8m
Choosing Visualizations for Story Points7m
The Neuroscience of Visual Perception Can Make or Break Your Visualization3m
Misinterpretations Caused by Colorbars4m
Visual Contrast Directs Where Your Audience Looks8m
Formatting Slides to Communicate Data Stories8m
Formatting Presentations to Communicate Data Stories5m
Delivering Your Data Story5m
1 reading
Week 4 Additional Resources: Designing and Delivering an Effective Business Presentation45m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz1h 30m

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