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Statistical Foundations of Data Visualization

Data visualization has been recognized as a core competency of statisticians since the time of John Tukey in the 1970s. This course covers the essentials of the statistical foundations of visualizing data. Learn the systems involved in processing and transforming data with the goal of creating useful information for decision-making, interpretation, and visualization. Using statistical tools, gain an understanding of how to interpret data quantitatively and to explore data-oriented structures. The primary focus is on descriptive statistics used to present and summarize numerical information.

Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to identify appropriate data sources and to generate numerical summaries of data
  • The skills to create key statistical graphics and the principles of sound statistical graphics design
  • The ability to explore data sets for unusual data and to identify trends and associations in data

Ideal for

  • Business professionals who want to turn data into information
  • Excel users who want to take their reporting and analysis to the next level
  • Students who want to learn powerful methods of data analysis

1 section

  • Summer 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2024
    • Date

      Jul 1 - Aug 5
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Ng, Joseph
    • Location