Lesson 1 - Delving Into Data Science

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The aim of this lesson is to introduce the learners to data science, and in particular, how visualising data can help us to provide insights that may not be as obvious when looking at raw data. The learners will investigate a couple of historical examples that highlight the value in visualising data, before using an online tool to help them visualise a small data set of TV viewing figures in order to gain an insight. The lesson will conclude with learners looking at a data set and deciding what it would be useful to visualise. The homework is then to visualise that data.

This lesson is the first in a six session teaching unit provided by the National Centre for Computing Education.

 

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