Unit 1: Understanding and Analyzing Data
Learn how to use a framework for logical and critical thinking to guesstimate and answer market sizing questions effectively. You will also be introduced to the basics of Google Sheets and learn how to clean, organize and answer questions with data.
Unit 2: Data Journalism – Telling Stories using Data
Learn how to use an efficient data analysis process to generate data visualizations that explain real world phenomena to a particular audience. Use Tufte’s principles of information design to convey information in an effective, minimalist, and aesthetically pleasing way.
Unit 3: Making the Data Work for You
Work with information to make models and analyze trends in the world around you. Learn how to use linear programming models to find optimal solutions to problems, linear regression models to explain the relationships between different variables, and learn how to forecast for events using previous information.
Unit 4: Decision Making
In this final unit, you will learn how to use the Stanford framework (‘Cool Head, Warm Heart’) to understand the different considerations involved in making a ‘good’ decision. Review decision making tools such as decision trees and influence diagrams and learn how to use them to justify decisions you will make.