Data presentation for Business

Learn how data visualizations can bring order or offer insight and recognize when they are used to deceive and mislead.

We are surrounded by data. We work with numbers every day. How can we understand them and how can we show trends, correlations or insights to other people?

The solution is putting those numbers into visual form. This ability is one of the most sought-after skills on the job market, because the amount of data that needs to be sorted, analyzed and understood is increasing at formidable rate.

Learn how to correctly use charts and graphs to make sense of data.

  • how charts come together,
  • how to draw attention to your data,
  • what graph is best for what type of data,
  • how to avoid the mistakes almost everybody makes,
  • how to avoid being misled by malicious charts.

Take the first steps in learning a new language

Using data visualizations to see patterns, uncover hidden trends and put numbers into an easy to understand visual form is a skill that is useful in any job. There is no need for prior experience and the terminology will be explained in the course.

Content and overview

When you enroll in this course you will get access to almost 2 hours of video lectures and a wealth of supplemental materials. You can complete the course in 2 or 3 hours, if you just watch the videos and take the quizzes, but you can also spend days reading and practicing what we discuss in the course, or anything in between. At the end of each of the main 4 sections there is a quiz, to help you remember what you have learned .

At the end of this course you will be able to understand how statistical data can be put into visual form, how you can extract meaning from spreadsheets and how to recognize when someone is trying to lie to you with pretty charts.

Intended Audience: Students (especially those in social sciences programmes)

Welcome to the Course.
Untitled Lesson
Introduction to the section
A little bit of history
What is data?
Data visualization: art, craft, science?
Chart junk
Data to-ink ratio
Section recap
Introduction to the section
Position and shape
Section recap
Introduction to the section
Chart elements
Chart types - part 1
Chart types - part 2
Section recap
Introduction to the section
Common mistakes
Lying with data
Section recap
A final recap of the course

What's included

  • 25 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

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