• Unit 2: Data Analysis

    Did you know that we analyze data every day? Think about it. Imagine a scenario where you went out last weekend and swiped your debit card to pay for lunch with friends. Then, you went shopping for a new phone and swiped your debit card again. Finally, you took your family out for a late-night movie and swiped your debit card again. The following Monday, you attempted to pay your electric bill but didn't have enough money in your account. What would you do first? You would meticulously review your account data and look at all transactions made before and after your weekend, right? You would also analyze the data to determine when, where, and how your account reached a negative balance. Reviewing debit card transaction data and analyzing when, where, and how much money was spent provides facts and insights that help you answer the question, "Why didn't I have enough money to pay my electric bill?" This is data analysis, albeit on a small scale. Data analysis enables one to draw meaningful facts and insights from data to answer specific questions. In this unit, you will learn more about data analysis, including how to determine data analysis questions and the purpose of analysis, how to collect and cleanse data in preparation for analysis, how to analyze data using specific methods and models, and how to interpret and synthesize your data analysis findings.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 6 hours.

    • 2.1: Data Analysis Methods and Models

    • 2.2: Synthesizing Data Findings

    • Study Guide: Unit 2

      We recommend reviewing this Study Guide before taking the Unit 2 Assessment.

    • Unit 2 Assessment

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