Online course in Business & Management

Data to Insight: An Introduction to Data Analysis

This course is a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis that emphasises fundamental concepts and practical skills.

Data to Insight: An Introduction to Data Analysis

  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Weekly study 3 hours
  • Certificate Available

Why join the course?

Organisations around the world are collecting more data than ever. They are talking about big data, data science, business intelligence, analytics, data mining and data visualisation, and there’s an urgent need for people with the data skills to understand, interpret and communicate this information.

It’s all about using statistical data to predict behaviours and extract insights about the real world. From businesses, governments and service organisations to researchers, data has become everybody’s business.

Data to Insight provides an introduction to statistical data analysis for those new to the subject as well as those wanting a reminder and a fresh perspective.

The course focuses on data exploration and discovery, showing you what to look for in statistical data, however large it may be. We’ll also teach you some of the limitations of data and what you can do to avoid being misled. We use data visualisations designed to teach you these skills quickly, and introduce you to the basic concepts you need to start understanding our world through data.

Our goal is to help you learn to think like a statistician.

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When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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Who is the course for?

This course assumes very little experience with statistical ideas and concepts. The software you will use is powerful yet simple to use. It is already being used with ease by high school students around New Zealand.

You will need to be comfortable thinking in terms of percentages, have basic Microsoft Excel skills, and a Windows or Macintosh computer to download and install our iNZight software.

What do people say about this course?

Thank you for this course, I have learned a lot. I found the blend of developing in depth understanding of theory and usable practical visualisation tools and methods really good. I'll certainly be using some of the techniques in my work, and the understanding that has been developed will be invaluable. Thanks again!

Oliver Quinlan

Thanks very much to the team for this course. It's taken me a while to get round to completing, but I've already been using the skills (and Insight!) in my job and this has inspired me to think about going on to study statistics further.

Rosie Storarr

Who will you learn with?

Chris Wild

Chris Wild

Lead educator for “Data to Insight”, Chris Wild’s interests are data from complex sampling, statistical thinking and reasoning processes, and visualisation
See: https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~wild

Tracey Meek

Tracey Meek

I helped design the Data to Insight Course and am passionate about accessibility to quality education for all.

Who developed the course?

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and the only one included in the Times Higher Education top 200.

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate

You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats, to celebrate taking part.

$49.00