The ability to communicate the results of data analyses is as important as the analyses themselves. This course will introduce topics important to data storytelling, to allow students to become better data presenters and critical viewers of data. Various visualization tools will be presented, and students will learn how best to report data to various types of audiences. Students will gain experience producing interactive, automatically updating data “dashboards.” Students will collaborate to produce collective visual stories, and provide critical reviews of each other’s work. Relevant areas of data ethics will also be introduced, including the protection of customer or patient privacy and the importance of conveying the uncertainty of results.
Prerequisites: DATA600 Data Analysis using R; DATA604 Python Programming and Data Management.