About This Course

The “data revolution” has transformed the way we understand and interact with the world around us. The availability of large datasets, progress in computer hardware and software, and use of the web to share data and acquire it from numerous sources (including social network services, libraries, city governments, non-profits, etc.) has created many new possibilities in many fields across the social and behavioral sciences. These developments have also led to the emergence of a number practices with regard to data analysis and communication. This course introduces students to fundamental concepts and practical techniques and skills needed for data analytics and data visualization.