In 2017, The Economist declared that the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. With each passing day, more data is generated. Within these data are insights to drive operational efficiencies, solve global health emergencies, and more.
To prepare you to leverage that data, this course will focus on two approaches to data-driven decision making: visual analytics and statistical methods. The course introduces you to data analysis, combining an overview of traditional methods of statistical inference with an introduction to visual analytics. The goal of the course is to provide you with the skills to make decisions and succeed in a data-rich and increasingly data-driven world.