Are you new to R and data analysis?
Do you ever struggle starting an analysis with a new dataset?
Do you have problems getting the data into shape and selecting the right tools to work with?
Have you ever wondered if a dataset had the information you were interested in and if it was worth the effort?
If some of these questions occurred to you, then this program might be a good start to set you up on your data analysis journey. Actually, these were the question I had in mind when I designed the curriculum of this course. As you can see below, the curriculum is divided into three main sections. Although this course doesn’t have a focus on the basic concepts of statistics, some of the most important concepts are covered in the first section of the course.
The two other sections have their focus on the initial and the exploratory data analysis phases respectively. Initial data analysis (or IDA for short) is where we clean and shape the data into a form suitable for the planned methods. This is also where we make sure the data makes sense from a statistical point of view. In the IDA section I present tools and methods that will help you figure out if the data was collected properly and if it is worthy of being analyzed.
Specification: Understanding New Data – Exploratory Analysis in R