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Johns Hopkins University

Data Visualization Capstone

Johns Hopkins University via Coursera

Overview

Data visualization is a critical skill for anyone that routinely using quantitative data in his or her work - which is to say that data visualization is a tool that almost every worker needs today. One of the critical tools for data visualization today is the R statistical programming language. Especially in conjunction with the tidyverse software packages, R has become an extremely powerful and flexible platform for making figures, tables, and reproducible reports. However, R can be intimidating for first time users, and there are so many resources online that it can be difficult to sort through without guidance.

This is the final course in the Specialization "Data Visualization and Dashboarding in R." Learners in this course will enter with a well-developed set of skills making a wide variety of visualizations in R. The focus on this course will applying those skills to a unique project, drawing on publicly available data to tell a compelling story using the data visualization toolkit assembled in the previous courses.

Syllabus

  • Developing Your Eye and Finding Data
    • In this module, we will review the requirements for the capstone project and some possible souces for data. Then, we have a very fast overview of resources on good data visualization practice.
  • Cleaning Your Data
    • In this module, we will review the requirements for the second component of your capstone project, where you will demonstrate that your data is ready for visualization. Then, we (re)introduce some important tools for cleaning data in R.
  • Making Your Report
    • In this module, you will do one more visualization critique, and the rest of your time in the week should be devoted to finishing your capstone project.

Taught by

Collin Paschall

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