School of Data aims to make your learning experience as tailored as
possible through independent learning modules. Learning modules are all
standalone and can be taken in any order. To make your learning experience
easier, we have curated modules into a series of courses—with a focus on data
basics as well as specific skills.
When you have identified the course you're interested in, click "Show Modules" to see all the modules you might want to take.
The Data Fundamental modules provide a solid overview of the workflow with data, guiding you from what data is through to how to make your data tell a story. The courses listed below should be seen as a whole, a quick overview of the elements involved in working with data.Show Modules
A Gentle Introduction to Data Cleaning
This School of Data course is a gentle introduction to reducing errors by cleaning data. It was created by the Tactical Technology Collective and gives you a clear overview of what can go wrong in spreadsheets and how to fix it (if it does). Take this course if you want to learn why it is important to clean data and how to do it.Show Modules
Introduction into Exploring Data
The second course by Tactical Technology Collective shows how to use pivot tables to explore your data and gain insights quickly.Show Modules
A gentle Introuction into Extracting Data
You know the data you need is somewhere out there on the web, but how do you get it on your computer? This course will lead you there.Show Modules
A gentle Introduction to Geocoding
Does your data mention locations? Would you like to put it on a map? Check out this gentle introduction to geocoding basics to learn how.Show Modules
Working with Budgets and Spending Data.
In this course, we will take you through the steps involved working with budget and spending data. In the process, you’ll learn how to wrangle and clean up some of the most common errors which we see in spending and budget data, as well as how to do some dataset gymnastics such as transposition and cleanup, before creating a simple visualisation at the end.
If you don’t have your data yet, or don’t have it in machine-readable format, take a look at the two courses above on extracting data, where we start with cleaning up and formatting your data.
School of Data Journalism
Interested in becoming a data journalist? This course will help you to get started with inspiring lectures and workshops.Show Modules