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Understanding Data

Introduction to Data Preparation

The most critical process of any data analysis is the preparation stage. If you make errors here, and the whole project will be affected. In this course, you’ll learn how to clean and prepare your data, to reduce the risk of errors later in the process.

Beginner        10 Lessons        60 Minutes        CPD Credits
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About This Course

You can’t analyze data without knowing that it is free from errors. In this course, you’ll explore how much work is required at this first stage.

Across 10 lessons, you’ll learn the steps involved in gathering, exploring, cleaning and formatting your data correctly.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to repeat this methodology on your own datasets, readying it for analysis.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Plan a Data Project
  • Tell Stories with Data
  • Reason and Arguing with Data
  • Communicate Data Analysis Results
  • Make Decisions with Data
  • Understand Correlation and Causality


1. Introducing Data Preparation
2. Benefits of Well-Prepared Data
3. The Data Preparation Process
4. Gathering Data
5. Exploring Data
6. Cleansing and Transforming Data

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7. Managing Missing Data and Outliers
8. Formatting Datasets Correctly
9. Storing Data
10. Using and Maintaining Data
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