Introduction To Data Analytics - Techniques You Can Apply Today

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Course Overview

About this Course:

In this course we use a real data-set to practice what is taught in each of the lecture videos. By using real data you will get hands on practice so that you are able to apply what you have learnt to your work or life needs.

Although gender wage trends may not be a relevant topic for you we use wage data to demonstrate how to execute and apply data analysis techniques. By the end of this course you will be able to explain why some females earn less than males and be able to identify (and measure) where gender wage discrimination is taking place and where not. This ability can be applied to any industry or research topic.

The techniques taught in this course are all executable in Microsoft Excel and will help you improve your current analysis skills. The topics cover:

  • Using averages and means
  • Using counts and medians
  • Data visualizations - graphs and plots
  • Correlations and scatter-plots
  • Histograms to describe the shape of data
  • How to easily understand and use variance and standard deviation
  • How to construct and use confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Using t-tests to prove or disprove an assumption
  • For all of the above we replicate the technique in Excel and practice drawing insights about what we are seeing.

The course begins by introducing you to some basic theory about data and variables. You will then be introduced to some Excel tips and tricks (if you want) and the data-set that will be used. The data is a sample of over 500 survey responses that includes information about income employment education gender race age and industry.

We then dive into the different techniques until we can statistically prove with a high level of confidence where wage discrimination is taking place (or not).

I hope you find this course rewarding interesting and challenging!

Jef Jacobs

Basic knowledge:

  • High school mathematics and some basic statistics
  • Some experience with Microsoft Excel


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Course content

What you will learn:

  • Apply the right techniques for the type of data
  • Compare data by using averages medians and modes
  • Further analyse data by its shape using histograms and other data visualizations
  • Measure and describe the spread of data around the average
  • Measure the strength of a relationship between two variables
  • Construct confidence intervals to describe how trustworthy and an average really is
  • Complete a t-test to compare how similar or different two sets of data are
  • Learn how to analyse wage data and identify gender discrimination


  • Beginner: Introduction to data and variables
  • Introduction: The practice data we will use throughout this course
  • Beginner / Intermediate: Some Microsoft Excel tips and tricks to help you
  • Beginner: Basic techniques for describing data
  • Beginner / Intermediate: Measuring the spread of data
  • Beginner / Intermediate: Measuring accuracy and confidence
  • Intermediate: T-tests and Hypothesis testing (combining it all)
  • Conclusion: Final Analysis

About Course Provider

Simpliv LLC, a platform for learning and teaching online courses. We basically focus on online learning which helps to learn business concepts, software technology to develop personal and professional goals through video library by recognized industry experts or trainers.

Why Simpliv

With the ever-evolving industry trends, there is a constant need of the professionally designed learning solutions that deliver key innovations on time and on a budget to achieve long-term success.

Simpliv understands the changing needs and allows the global learners to evaluate their technical abilities by aligning the learnings to key business objectives in order to fill the skills gaps that exist in the various business areas including IT, Marketing, Business Development, and much more.

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