Getting Data (The Course)
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Getting Data

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Course Info

This course includes 2 attempts.


Data science is one of the most exciting and fastest growing careers in the world. The goal of this series is to help people with no background and limited resources transition into data science. It would be helpful to have already taken the previous courses Organizing Data Projects, Introduction to R, Version Control, and Data Tidying. We guide you through the rest!

Learning objectives

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Get data from online, databases, and other resources
  • Pull the data from these sources in a variety of formats
  • Save them and organize them so you can tidy them for analysis

Things you need to do this course

This course is designed for people with no background with Chromebooks and no background in data science. So it is a great introduction for high-school students or people looking for a career change into the tech industry. The only requirements are:

  • A computer with a web browser and an internet connection.
  • The ability to type and follow instructions.
  • The accounts you have set up in previous courses.

How you will be graded

The course has a series of short quizzes, one for each chapter. You will get two attempts at each quiz and your best score for each quiz will count toward your final score. If you receive more than 70% of the points across all quizzes you will pass. If you receive more than 90% of the points across all quizzes you will pass with honors. You get two attempts at the class with each class purchase.

How to report an error

If you find a bug, typo, or issue in the material, feel free to contact us using this form.


Course Material

  • Where Does Data Come From?
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    Where Does Data Come From quiz2 attempts allowed
  • CSV, Excel, and TSV Files
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    CSV, Excel, and TSV Files quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Importing Data from Google Sheets
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    Importing Data from Google Sheets quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Getting Data From the Internet
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    Getting Data From the Internet quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Relational Data
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    Relational Data quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Unconventional Sources of Data
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    Unconventional Sources of Data quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Finding Data
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    Finding Data quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Internet Safety
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    Internet Safety quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Data Privacy
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    Data Privacy quiz2 attempts allowed
  • Ethical Data Science
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    Ethical Data Science quiz2 attempts allowed



This course has a private forum for learners who are taking this course.

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