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Data Analysis: Conducting and Troubleshooting

For researchers in the natural sciences who want to develop their data analysis skills or mentor others through the process

10 experts in data analysis, including experienced statisticians and data scientists, Nature Portfolio journal Editors and early career researchers

5 hours of learning

15-minute bite-sized lessons

3-module course with certificate

About this course

‘Data Analysis: Conducting and Troubleshooting’ introduces the key concepts, processes and methodologies of effective data analysis during research projects. In this course, you will discover how conducting effective data analysis will benefit your research and career, and learn how to implement best practices in order to maximise the outputs of your research.

What you’ll learn

  • The importance of conducting effective data analysis
  • The best tools for exploring various datasets
  • The range of analytic methods available, and understanding which is most suited to your data
  • Strategies for obtaining feedback, troubleshooting, and expressing the limitations of your analysis

The course

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Introduction to data analysis

5 lessons 1h 30m

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Exploring your data and reviewing your analysis plan

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Analysing your data

6 lessons 2h

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Developed with expert academics, professionals and editors

This course has been created with an international team of experts with extensive experience in data analysis, encompassing:

  • Data-rich fields including physics, medicine, ecology, and epidemiology
  • Data science and biostatistics
  • Editorial perspectives on common mistakes and good practice in data analysis

Mark Gardener

Ecologist, lecturer and author,

João Monteiro

Chief Editor, Nature Medicine

Bhramar Mukherjee

Professor and Chair of Biostatistics, University of Michigan

Xavier Vilasis-Cardona

Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies, Universitat Ramon Llull

Bronwyn Wake

Chief Editor, Nature Climate Change

Advice from experienced researchers

The course has additional insights through video interviews from:

Marc Amoyel

Senior Research Fellow, Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London

Vivian Biancardi Rossato

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, University of Alberta

Claudia Bonfio

Junior Group Leader, Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS), University of Strasbourg

Alex Dexter

Higher Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory

Isabella Muratore

PhD candidate, Department of Biology, University of Boston

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