Online course in Business & Management

Evidence and Data Collection for Problem Solving

Find out how to harness the power of data to help you make better business decisions.

Evidence and Data Collection for Problem Solving

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
  • Digital upgrade Free

Discover how data can be used to solve problems and make decisions

As the digital world plays an increasingly large role in our daily lives, so too does the use of data.

On this course, you’ll be introduced to key data concepts as you learn how to solve simple, everyday problems using data.

You’ll discover data ethics and the restrictions that exist in using other people’s data. You’ll also learn how to present data in a meaningful way that’s easy to understand through data visualisation techniques.

To give real-world context to your learning, you’ll examine these data concepts through the case study of a small business owner.

What topics will you cover?

  • Explore the notion of data and what that actually means
  • Learn the key terminology related to dealing with data
  • Explore how data can be used to solve problems
  • Explore individual sets of data that can be brought together to form datasets, which can then be used for greater insights
  • Explore the ethics and rules of using other people’s data
  • Learn how to turn data into something visual and easy to understand

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe the difference between data, metadata and knowledge
  • Summarise how data is used to solve problems
  • Interpret trends and analyse patterns from a dataset
  • Debate the ethical considerations of data collection
  • Produce a plan to solve a problem with evidence and data
  • Apply a simple visualisation technique to make data easier to understand and work with

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for young people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

Who will you learn with?

Kim Plowright

Kim Plowright

I'm a creative digital producer and product manager, and helped establish the National Film and Television School’s first digital producing course. I have a secret double life as an artist.

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.

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What's included?

University of Leeds are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible