/Making Sense of Data

Provided by: Lancaster University

Course Area: North West

Course Code: SCC.022

Course Type: Other undergraduate

Start date: 03/02/2020

End date: 20/03/2020

Subjects: Data Science

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Blended

Course overview

Following successful completion of this course, a student should be able to:

  • Develop problem solving skills through group working including handling data sets;
  • Develop group working skills through group tasks with peer-mentoring and peer-feedback components;
  • Develop computational thinking principles by providing the students with tools and examples of prediction in practical day-to-day problems

Who is this course for

  • This course is for first year non-computer science students at Lancaster University.
  • The course is free for all selected undergraduate students at Lancaster University.
  • This new course curriculum is for other major students with no prior knowledge of computing within Lancaster University.

What will I learn

Following successful completion of this course, a student should have learnt:

  • To use analytical and statistical tools for understanding trends and describing data;
  • To utilise the Python scripting language to undertake common data processing and analysis tasks;
  • To work as part of a small team to undertake collaborative design and analysis tasks;
  • How to understand problems and being able to approach them using analytical thinking.


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