• Unit 1: What is Data Science?

    This unit will introduce you to the field of data science. Before delving into the programming aspects of the course, it is important to have a clear view of what data science is. There are many techniques and computational methodologies for dealing with data science problems. The goal of this unit is to help put the rest of the course in context and help you understand how to conceptually organize various facets of the field.

    When attempting to solve a data science problem, the overarching goal is to derive inferences and draw conclusions based on existing data sets. Such inferences are made through statistical, computational, and visualization techniques. Furthermore, even before computations can be made, data sets must often be curated and refined. This unit will help you to order and categorize your thinking to understand the flow of data science processes.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.

    • 1.1: Introduction to Data Science

    • 1.2: How Data Science Works

    • 1.3: Important Facets of Data Science

    • Unit 1 Assessment

      • Receive a grade