Getting Started with Data Science (Beta Version)

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Getting Started with Data Science (Beta Version)

with Dr. Murtaza Haider


Time to complete:
2 hours

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"Harvard Business Review recently called data science 'The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.' “

It's not just sexy: for millions of managers and students who need to solve business problems with big data, it's indispensable...

Using an interview-style format, Dr. Murtaza Haider describes introductory topics about Data Science, and provides interesting examples of how Data Science is used in the real world such as.....

  • Do attractive professors get better teaching evaluations?
  • Does adding a washroom or bedroom get you more when selling your home?
  • Does taking Calcium/Magnesium together suggest pregnancy?
  • Does Religion have an impact on extra marital affairs?


Murtaza Haider offers careful, jargon-free coverage of basic theory and technique, backed with plenty of clear examples and practice opportunities....


Course Syllabus

  • What is Data Science
  • Skills of a Data Scientist
  • Examples of Data Science in Action
  • Data Science for Social Good
  • Getting Started in Data Science
  • Technologies that impact Data Scientists
  • Why data science now?
  • Is there free data to get started in data science?
  • What is closed data?
  • Data Privacy, Security, Ownership considerations working with the Cloud
  • Other sources of Data to get started 
  • Do you need Big Data to Learn about Big Data?
  • What is the last step in the process of getting the final deliverable?
  • Is the third step in the process the actual Analytical work?
  • What is the second step of getting the final deliverable?
  • Can the deliverable be in any format?
  • What are the considerations to present the final deliverable?
  • End to end scenario demonstrating the process and getting the final deliverable and presenting it
  • What are the pitfalls of Big Data?