Making Sense of Data with Google

Apr 08, 2014

Pie chart showing course content completed by students based on #statistics classes taken Last week I completed Making Sense of Data a free online class offered by Google. I was excited to learn from the experts in Google and challenge myself. I had a few aha! moments. Best part of this course was clear direction and validation all along the way.

This course emphasises Prepare , Analyse & Apply model by identifying secondary questions that are specific and measurable to answer the primary question. There were a few thousand attendees from all over the world registered for this course.

For my final project I analyzed the pre-course and mid-course questionnaire to find out how successful this course was. Below are my observations (not validated by Google)

  • Attendees with no statistics class completed more content (unit 1, 2 & 3 combined) than other attendees with statistics class. Pie Chart above explains this observation.

  • Attendees working with data daily had the highest engagement (added up support and communication related questions)

  • Attendees with 5+ years experience working with data had the highest average overall enjoyment

This course is still going to be available online. I highly encourge this course for anyone interested in analytics. Below is more information on getting started!


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Harish Chakravarthy Harish Chakravarthy is an intrapreneur leveraging technology to make a positive difference. Interests include API integration, user experience, data visualization and analytics. Detailed bio.

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