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Approx. 11 hours to complete
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Skills you will gain

Causal InferenceData Visualization (DataViz)Empirical EvidenceCross-Sectional AnalysisBasic Descriptive Statistics
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Beginner Level

An interest in learning how to make sense of data

Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Data and Theories

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Statistical Inference7m
Components of Scientific Research7m
Scientific Theories9m
3 readings
Big Data is Not About the Data!20m
We're All Social Scientists Now20m
Theories in Scientific Research25m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz45m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The Causality Framework

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Randomized Controlled Trials9m
Observational Studies: Overview3m
Observational Studies: Strategies for Estimating Causal Effects7m
3 readings
Causal Inference Based on Counterfactuals45m
A Simplified Guide to Randomized Controlled Trials30m
Difference-in-Difference Estimation15m
4 practice exercises
Practice Problem3m
Practice Problems12m
Practice Problems10m
Final Quiz45m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Descriptive Statistics

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 22 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Measures of Central Tendency6m
Measures of Spread6m
Dispersion3m
5 readings
Descriptive Statistics: Introduction10m
Measures of the Center of the Data15m
Measures of the Location of the Data15m
Measures of the Spread of the Data15m
Skewness and the Mean, Median and Mode15m
4 practice exercises
Practice Problems8m
Practice Problems10m
Practice Problems5m
Final Quiz45m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Visualizations

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Bar Plots, Histograms and Box Plots7m
Scatter Plots, Line Graphs and Side-by-Side Bar Graphs7m
4 readings
Publication, Publication20m
A Complete Guide To Bar Charts15m
Comparing Box Plots and Histograms15m
A Complete Guide to Scatter Plots15m
4 practice exercises
Practice Problems5m
Practice Problems10m
Practice Problems10m
Final Quiz45m

About the Data Literacy Specialization

Data Literacy

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