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Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 10 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, German

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Module 1. Identify Your Data and Research Question

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 17 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Overview of Each Module and Assignments3m
Your Capstone Project3m
Writing Your Report: Title and Introduction5m
Writing Your Report: What to Avoid2m
9 readings
Read Me First10m
Industry Partner: DRIVENDATA10m
Industry Partner: The Connection10m
About the Assignments10m
Data Sets and Codebooks10m
Creating a Final Report10m
SAS and python code for sample final report10m
SAS Data Sets10m
Sample Final Report Data Set10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2. Data Management

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 8 min)
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3. Exploratory Data Analysis

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 9 min)
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Complete Your Final Report

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 6 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Final Assignment Grading Rubric10m

About the Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization

Learn SAS or Python programming, expand your knowledge of analytical methods and applications, and conduct original research to inform complex decisions. The Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization takes you from data novice to data expert in just four project-based courses. You will apply basic data science tools, including data management and visualization, modeling, and machine learning using your choice of either SAS or Python, including pandas and Scikit-learn. Throughout the Specialization, you will analyze a research question of your choice and summarize your insights. In the Capstone Project, you will use real data to address an important issue in society, and report your findings in a professional-quality report. You will have the opportunity to work with our industry partners, DRIVENDATA and The Connection. Help DRIVENDATA solve some of the world's biggest social challenges by joining one of their competitions, or help The Connection better understand recidivism risk for people on parole in substance use treatment. Regular feedback from peers will provide you a chance to reshape your question. This Specialization is designed to help you whether you are considering a career in data, work in a context where supervisors are looking to you for data insights, or you just have some burning questions you want to explore. No prior experience is required. By the end you will have mastered statistical methods to conduct original research to inform complex decisions....
Data Analysis and Interpretation

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