Data Science: Methods for Data Analysis

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Data Science.

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About this Course


Data analysis lies at the heart of data science. This course focuses on the fundamentals of data exploration and visualization along with important concepts of statistical theory. We’ll delve into more machine learning models. You’ll gain the skills to explore complex data relationships, utilize statistical methods and understand the foundations of machine learning algorithms. We’ll apply these methods to the analysis of several types of data sets, including time series data and text data.

What You’ll Learn

  • Methods for visualization and exploration of complex data sets and for communicating results to a non-technical audience
  • Basic concepts of probability and statistics, including conditional distributions and Bayesian models
  • Fundamentals of text analytics

Get Hands-On Experience

  • Use multiple plot views and techniques such as  conditioning or faceting for both categorical and numeric values
  • Construct and evaluate linear models using different regularization techniques
  • Apply basic time series models for forecasting

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.