The goal of this course is to develop the key data analytics skill sets necessary to inform evidence-based policy. Its design offers hands-on training in how to make sense of and use large scale real world heterogeneous datasets in the context of addressing real world problems. The main learning objectives are to develop a better understanding of how to develop and apply new techniques to analyze social issues using data from a variety of different sources. It is designed for graduate students who are seeking a stronger foundation in data analytics.
The online textbook provides more information.
PADM-GP.2902; PADM-GP.4506 recommended