Telling Stories with Data
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- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- understand the practical and theoretical issues involved in gathering, processing and analysing data in a relevant disciplinary/professional context
- assess the context in which data is used and its potential for constructing meaning
- critically reflect on the ethical implications in data gathering, analysis and reporting
- apply techniques and principles to capture and use data to answer specific questions and tell a compelling story
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-INFM120-Technologies for Information Services (No longer available)
- Other requirements - Administrative access to computing facilities, including reliable access to the Internet and to a PC computer which runs Windows (including Word).
This subject was previously known as INFM120 Technologies for Information Services.
Learn what is meant by big data, data science, data analytics and data-driven decision-making. This subject introduces students to the ways data can be used to answer questions, tell stories, and support strategic decision making in their discipline and professional area. Upon successful completion of the unit, students will have developed their knowledge and skills to become confident and critical users of big data tools and resources. The subject covers how to evaluate data sources, why it is important to ask questions about what is in data sets, who owns them, and what they don’t include. It will also provide students with an informed understanding of how they can capture and use data in an ethically and socially responsible manner. Hands-on learning activities focus on data gathering, processing, cleaning, presentation and reporting techniques.
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