Get an introduction to data science and learn how to make the most of your data through effective data wrangling and storytelling.

Wrangling and Workflow
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study12 hours
This course is part of the Data Science: Data-Driven Decision Making program, which will enable you to develop your own interactive dashboard that tells a data-driven story.

Get to grips with big data and the data analysis workflow

Once data has been collected, the next crucial step is to extract its value.

On this course, you’ll explore the importance of data analysis in modern society, how to analyse data effectively, and the challenges that come with analysing big data.

You’ll learn the fundamental techniques of data wrangling, quality evaluation, and workflow for effective data analysis.

You’ll also consider the concept of data visualisation through data stories, and discover the potential impact of data storytelling for communicating data insights.

What topics will you cover?

  • Data science and data in society

  • Characterising data types and data formats

  • What is big data?

  • Data wrangling: the language of data rearranging and summarising

  • Data analysis workflow

  • Introduction to data stories and data storytelling

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the roles, characteristics and formats of data
  • Apply web scraping to collect data
  • Demonstrate effective techniques to wrangle data into tidy format in preparation for visualisation and modelling
  • Explain data analysis workflow and utilise the principle of reproducibility
  • Identify and explain the structure and technology of data reporting
  • Explain the concept of Data Storytelling

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in using data to inform decision-making.

It would be useful to have studied an undergraduate unit in statistics or have an understanding of statistical concepts.

Who developed the course?

Monash University

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

  • Established1958
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 80Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019