Data Science: Data-Driven Decision Making

  • Course level: All Levels


Data becomes valuable when it allows us to make a decision or take action in the real world.

On this microcredential, you’ll work through practical programming exercises in R language to learn the process of tidying, harvesting and wrangling data and applying statistical models to simulate complex functions that solve a broad range of problems.

You will learn how to develop effective data visualisations for decision-making, and communicating your message to others, by utilising principles of cognitive perception and the grammar of graphics.

You’ll also explore the essential ethical, legal and organisational issues of data collection and management.

You’ll gain the skills you need to apply for roles as a data scientist or use the knowledge you’ve gained to enhance your current organisation.

The data science and data analytics industry is expected to grow by seven times in the next few years, reaching a value of $103 billion by 2023.

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.