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Making Sense of Data in the Media

Improve your data literacy and learn how to spot misleading statistics“We are bombarded with media statistics every day, but how much of this data is reliable? On this course, you’ll learn how to read and evaluate data in the media and how to stay alert to misleading statistics and fake news. You’ll find out how data is created, and how survey formats can affect outcomes. You’ll also learn the basic principles of data analysis, such as correlation and causation and margins of sampling error. Ultimately, assessing data and looking for intentionally or unintentionally misleading statistics will help you become a better-informed citizen.


What you’ll learn

From this educational resource you will acquire the compentencies sought by companies today. The most in demand technique from the educational resource that is frequently requested by employers is Data Analysis.

Who will benefit?

Comparing content from this learning resource with nearly 10,000 data-related job postings, we determine that those in or pursuing Data Scientist roles would benefit the most.