Data Analysis: Conducting and Troubleshooting

3 Modules Duration: 5h00

This course on 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 key terms and concepts in data analysis
  • The common challenges of data analysis and the benefits of overcoming these to conduct effective analysis
  • The analytic methods available and how to identify which is best suited to your data
  • How to compile, compare and confirm your analysis
  • Strategies for obtaining feedback, troubleshooting and expressing the limitations of your analysis


  • 3-module course 
  • Certificate of completion
  • Benefit from the experience of 10 experts on research data management
  • English language captions and transcripts

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The course

Introduction to data analysis | 1h00

In this module you will learn:

  • The key terms and concepts relating to data analysis
  • Why effective data analysis is important and the consequences of conducting data analysis poorly
  • The key challenges in conducting effective data analysis
Exploring your data and reviewing your analysis plan | 2h00

In this module you will learn:

  • How to explore your data numerically
  • How to explore your data visually
  • How to review your data analysis options and your plan
Analysing your data | 2h00

In this module you will learn:

  • How to analyse your data and test your hypothesis
  • How to confirm and troubleshoot your analyses
  • How to present your findings and express limitations