University of Colorado Boulder

Data Science as a Field

This course is part of Vital Skills for Data Science Specialization

Taught in English

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Jane Wall

Instructor: Jane Wall

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.3

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Intermediate level

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10 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • By taking this course, you will be able explain what data science is and identify the key disciplines involved.

  • You will be able to use the steps of the data science process to create a reproducible data analysis and identify personal biases.

  • You will be able to identify interesting data science applications, locate jobs in Data Science, and begin developing a professional network.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.3

(31 reviews)

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

10 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

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There are 4 modules in this course

This week we will talk about the past, present and future of data science. The growth of data science has been fueled by the growth of the internet, social media and online shopping as well as by the rapid increases in data storage capabilities. You will watch several short videos and participate in discussions about the future of data science.

What's included

4 videos3 readings2 discussion prompts

This week you will watch videos and have a reading on some applications of data science in industry and academia. You will hear from data scientists in different fields to find out how they use data science.

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8 videos7 readings1 peer review3 discussion prompts

This week you will learn about the importance of reproducibility and how to achieve it, learn the steps in a data analysis process and learn about the possible pitfalls in data science. You will watch demonstrating the various steps in the data science process and try out these processes for yourself on a different dataset.

What's included

11 videos9 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This week you will learn about important ways of communicating your results. We will discuss the important things to know about presentations and reports. You will also learn about the importance of networking and try it out.

What's included

2 videos1 reading1 peer review3 discussion prompts

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4.2 (14 ratings)
Jane Wall
University of Colorado Boulder
6 Courses25,063 learners

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This course is part of the following degree programs offered by University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted and enroll, your coursework can count toward your degree learning and your progress can transfer with you.

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