Data Analytics Awareness Microcredential
Question the Question
Would you recognize a data analytics problem if you saw one? Knowing the right questions to ask is the first step to solving any problem. The right questions, the best questions, are of interest to an audience, have not been previously answered, are plausible, can be answered, and lead to specific results. To better prepare for solving any data analytics problem, it’s important that you spend more time thinking about the questions and problems to be solved - proper preparation leads to a more streamlined and efficient analysis that lead to meaningful outcomes.
Every industry is being revolutionized by data and the use of code to manipulate that data to make better business decisions. Whether you are an active coder or the end user of a product developed by coders, code and its output impacts the lives of each and every one of us. Join us as we demystify coding and bring to life how coding is used to solve problems in every workplace. Become a part of the informed workforce and develop a strong foundation in understanding functional coding.>
The Art and Science of Storytelling
Communicating effectively with data is a skill imperative to master for influence in today's business climate. It is through data stories that organizational change happens. To begin, it’s imperative to know the problem you are trying to solve. Knowing the question to be answered helps you interpret the results, and know what type of data you need to collect to solve the problem. Exploring this data allows you to compare expectations to reality, a vital step in any data analytics project. Formal modeling of the data highlights the insights, the stories, told by your data. These collective stories are the most influential way to ensure the insights are understood, socialized, and acted upon.
Analytics in Action
Join us for an on-site visit to one of the Center for Analytics and Data Science Corporate Sponsor’s headquarters. We will hear from data scientists as they walk us through data analytics projects. This session will bring to life how problem framing, coding, and storytelling come together to drive data-based decision making.