This eight-week course teaches you to draw key insights from complex data sets and Canadian public data using the programming language Python. It is a practical, introductory coding course focused on key applications within public policy and decision-making. You will also learn modern technologies and programming techniques that will help you use data to draw meaningful insights and stories.
Take this course individually, or as part of the three-course Data Analytics for Behavioural Insights certificate program. You will receive a certificate for each individual course you successfully complete, and then a certificate upon successful completion of the entire program. If you have successfully completed the first course in the Data Analytics for Behavioural Insights certificate program, you will have background knowledge that will be helpful for this course.
This course is part of the Data Analytics for Behavioural Insights Certificate, which consists of 3 mandatory courses:
- Python and Public Data (Want to learn Python? Start here!)
- Basics of Modern Statistics and Analysis (Want to learn R? Start here!)
- Behavioural Insights, Modelling, and Predictive Analytics (Some prior knowledge of R and statistics is recommended before taking this course.)
ABOUT THE DATA ANALYTICS FOR BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS CERTIFICATE: As advances in technology and the widespread availability of data rapidly progress, you can leverage data insights like never before. To help inform decisions, you need effective tools and techniques to analyze data, answer important questions about your communities, and inform policy development and decision-making.
This three-course certificate program extends beyond basic methods of coding and analysis, enabling you to interpret data findings from complex statistical analysis and directly apply them to decision-making and policy development. It is specifically designed for individuals who have a limited background in statistics and are interested in acquiring skills that will enable them to analyze data, extract insights, and apply them to decision-making. As part of this program, you will also discover how to understand and interpret data through a comprehensive introduction to statistics, regression analysis, Python, and R, and through unique case studies based on Canadian public data.
NOTE: Each course is offered individually, or as part of the three-course Data Analytics for Behavioural Insights certificate program. You will receive a certificate for each individual course you successfully complete, and then a certificate upon successful completion of the entire program.