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Introduction to Data and Databases

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In this lesson, we’ll outline the motivation for this course, and introduce the material that we’ll cover in the following lessons.

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Course Outline

Data can deliver significant benefits to companies but is often not well understood by people. This course explains some key underlying principles of data, in three main sections:

  1. We’ll learn what structured data is, and how you can use it in data analysis

  2. We’ll learn how to obtain structured data, and how to convert data into a structured format.

  3. We’ll introduce several key concepts related to databases, which are a common data source used by many businesses.