Welcome to Data-driven Decision Making. In this course you'll get an introduction to Data Analytics and its role in business decisions. You'll learn why data is important and how it has evolved. You'll be introduced to “Big Data” and how it is used.
After taking this course, the learner will be able to: Utilize various Application Programming Interface (API) services to collect data from different social media sources such as YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr; Process the collected data - primarily structured - using methods involving correlation, regression, and classification to derive insights about the sources and people who generated that data; Analyze unstructured data - primarily textual comments - for sentiments expressed in them; Use different tools for collecting, analyzing, and exploring social media data for research and development purposes.
Sample Learner Story: Data analyst wanting to leverage social media data:
Isabella is a Data Analyst working as a consultant for a multinational corporation. She has experience working with Web analysis tools as well as marketing data. She wants to now expand into social media arena, trying to leverage the vast amounts of data available through various social media channels. Specifically, she wants to see how their clients, partners, and competitors view their products/services and talk about them. She hopes to build a new workflow of data analytics that incorporates traditional data processing using Web and marketing tools, as well as newer methods of using social media data.
Sample Job Roles requiring these skills: - Social Media Analyst
- Web Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Marketing and Public Relations
Final Project Deliverable/ Artifact: The final project will involve creating a complete workflow of data collection, analysis, and presentation involving a social media source of student's choosing using the techniques learned in the class.