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Statistics: Effectively Displaying Data

Free online course - A picture is worth a thousand words! Learn about the methods used to display data effectively.

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Free Course
With this free online course, master the uses of graphical representation as an attractive method to describe and represent data. Graphs and pictures allow you to see at a quick glance the relationships between the data. Learn how to interpret various data graphs, how to select the appropriate graphing method when given data, and how to construct it.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    ADU

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Graphical representation is the most attractive method of describing and representing data. It allows a person to see at a quick glance the relationships between the data. Students will learn why particular graphs are more effective than others in conveying information, how to organize data and how to construct the appropriate visual representation.

This course focuses on interpreting and constructing the following basic types of graphs: bar and Pareto graphs, dot-frequency graphs, line graphs, picture or pictographs, circle or pie graphs, stem-leaf plots, and box-whisker plots.

 Finally, you will explore histograms and cumulative frequency histograms.  The corresponding cumulative frequency polygons will also be presented as they can be used to determine and describe the data percentiles and quartiles giving the student more detailed information about the data. 

This course would be of great to those interested in studying data science and statistics or those looking to start a career in the data industry.  Or, perhaps you just want to be a more savvy reader when looking at the financial section of your paper!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:


  • Recognize the most effective graph for presenting information
  • Discuss and explain frequency tables
  • Discuss and explain bar and Pareto graphs
  • Discuss and explain dot-frequency graphs
  • Discuss and explain line graphs
  • Discuss and explain picture graphs
  • Discuss and explain circle graphs
  • Discuss and explain stem-leaf plots
  • Discuss and explain box-whisker graphs
  • Discuss and explain histograms
  • Discuss and explain cumulative frequency histograms
  • Discuss and explain the cumulative frequency polygons
  • Identify percentiles and quartiles with respect to cumulative frequency polygons

Certification

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