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Intro Course: Spreadsheets and Statistics

via edX


Spreadsheet proficiency is a superpower. Learn how to use the various functionalities of Google Sheets to manipulate, inspect, and interpret data, separating the noise from what’s actually happening in your data set.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in building their professional toolkit and growing their career with hard skills such as:

  • Understanding the anatomy of a spreadsheet
  • Using formulas to automate manual processes
  • The ability to work with data sets in Google Sheets
  • Knowing which data matters when answering a business question
  • Identifying the level of importance to assign to your results


Introduction to Spreadsheets

  • The anatomy of a spreadsheet
  • Applying basic formatting to data to improve readability
  • Manipulating data using rows, columns, and ranges
  • Using Formulas and calculations
  • Creating charts in Google Sheets and using spreadsheets to communicate insights.

Data Preparation

  • The importance of data preparation for effective data analysis
  • Importing data from different sources
  • Working with datasets in Google Sheets
  • Raw data characteristics and common issuesData cleaning
  • Using pivot tables to summarize data
  • Creating dashboards in Google Sheets

Statistics Fundamentals

  • Mean, median, and mode definitions and finding them in Google Sheets
  • Visualizing the mean in a chart
  • Identifying min, max, and range of a data set
  • Methods for inspecting data
  • Using and interpreting bar charts, line charts, and histograms

Exploratory Data Analysis

  • Identifying patterns of data distribution
  • Skew, distribution, and percentilesCalculating variance
  • Calculating standard deviation
  • Calculating z-score and interpreting it visually
  • Creating and interpreting scatterplots

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