Fundamentals of Data Science (non technical) course
This course equips you with the theoretical knowledge and both practical and technical skills to participate in the flourishing data revolution, helping you to contribute to and benefit from the new data-driven economy. The course emphasises a hands-on approach to learning data skills, offering a number of interactive, online exercises that will let you try out many of the techniques and concepts covered in the taught material against real examples.
- Excel or other capable spreadsheet application (not Google Docs)
- Optional: visualisation tools including Tableau, CartoDB, Dataseedapp, D3 etc.
Week 2 contains a data management assignment in a spreadsheet application using a real dataset from Tanzania.
Week 3 contains a data analysis assignment in a spreadsheet application using a real dataset from the London Fire Brigade. You will need to apply your learning from week 2 in order to complete this assignment.
Week 4 contains a data visualisation assignment where you will be asked to create a story from your data analysis in week 3. You will be able to use any tool that suits your need and have two weeks to complete this assignment.
Week 5 contains a hands-on exercise with live data where students will be exploring data available from Transport for London.