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University of Leeds

Evidence and Data Collection for Problem Solving

University of Leeds and Institute of Coding via FutureLearn

Overview

Become a data-driven decision-maker and improve your problem-solving skills

As the digital world plays an increasingly large role in our daily lives, so too does the use of data. It is arguably one of the most valuable commodities in the world, and this two-week course will teach you methods to tap into its potential in your daily life and career.

You’ll be introduced to key data concepts as you learn how to solve everyday problems and make effective decisions using data.

You’ll also develop skills to help you analyse and interpret trends, and produce a plan to solve a real-world problem with evidence and data.

Discover the importance of data collection

To understand why data collection is so valuable, you’ll explore its notion and meaning before learning key terminology.

You’ll consider the differences between data, metadata, and how individual sets of data can come together to form datasets that give you greater insights and an understanding of a situation.

Understand data ethics in real-world situations

It’s important to explore the ethics and rules of using other people’s data so you understand the restrictions to adhere to.

You’ll examine how data is created, shared, and used in surprising ways before debating the ethical considerations of data collection.

You’ll also learn how to present data in a meaningful way that’s easy to understand through data visualisation techniques. To give real-world context to your learning, you’ll study these data concepts through the case study of a small business owner.

Whether you’re entering the world of work or forging a new career for yourself, this course will help prepare you for the fast-moving digital space.

This course is designed for people looking to work with data to progress in their current role or to enter the digital workplace.

It will help you build confidence in using digital technology and boost your digital skills.

Taught by

Molly Bridge

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  • Anonymous
    Good course, however one of the assignments wasn't clear, also one of the questions in the final test wasn't clear and could be interpreted differently

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