Learn Data Collection and Analysis


Learn the fundamental activities in Data Science here, how to accurately collect and store your data, how to clean "dirty" data, and how to then query your data and analyze it in order to make sense of it.  The Data Science landscape is constantly changing as the tools and software used to store and analyze data changes, so get up to speed with the resources in this section.  

We have 13 resources for learning Data Collection and Analysis including educational Online Classes, from providers such as Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, College Park, ESSEC Business School, and University of Michigan, University of Maryland, College Park.


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Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies


College | Online class

Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies is course 1 of 5 in the Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization. Formulate data questions, explore and visualize large datasets,...

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Capstone: Create Value from Open Data


College | Online class

The Capstone project is an individual assignment. Participants decide the theme they want to explore and define the issue they want to solve. Their “playing field” should provide data from various...

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Collect and analyze data, and communicate results.

College | Online class

This specialization covers the fundamentals of surveys as used in market research, evaluation research, social science and political research, official government statistics, and many other topic...

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Dealing With Missing Data


College | Online class

This course will cover the steps used in weighting sample surveys, including methods for adjusting for nonresponse and using data external to the survey for calibration. Among the techniques...

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Exploratory Data Analysis


College | Online class

This course covers the essential exploratory techniques for summarizing data. These techniques are typically applied before formal modeling commences and can help inform the development of more...

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Framework for Data Collection and Analysis


College | Online class

Framework for Data Collection and Analysis is course 1 of 7 in the Survey Data Collection and Analytics Specialization. This specialization covers the fundamentals of surveys as used in market...

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Getting and Cleaning Data


College | Online class

Before you can work with data you have to get some. This course will cover the basic ways that data can be obtained. The course will cover obtaining data from the web, from APIs, from databases and...

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Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


College | Online class

We will introduce methods to perform systematic reviews and meta-analysis of clinical trials. We will cover how to formulate an answerable research question, define inclusion and exclusion...

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Managing Data Analysis


College | Online class

This one-week course describes the process of analyzing data and how to manage that process. We describe the iterative nature of data analysis and the role of stating a sharp question, exploratory...

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Modeling Risk and Realities


College | Online class

Useful quantitative models help you to make informed decisions both in situations in which the factors affecting your decision are clear, as well as in situations in which some important factors...

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Practical Predictive Analytics: Models and Methods


College | Online class

Statistical experiment design and analytics are at the heart of data science. In this course you will design statistical experiments and analyze the results using modern methods. You will also...

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Regression Modeling in Practice


College | Online class

Regression Modeling in Practice is course 3 of 5 in the Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization. Learn SAS or Python programming, expand your knowledge of analytical methods and...

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Survey Data Collection and Analytics Capstone


College | Online class

The Capstone Project offers qualified learners to the opportunity to apply their knowledge by analyzing and comparing multiple data sources on the same topic. Students will develop a research...

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