Exploring and Visualizing Data


Units: 6


This distance-learning course covers the fundamentals of statistical exploration and visualization of data.  We will fit models and produce specialized graphs to explore data in a detailed and statistics-oriented manner.  This course also serves as an introduction to R, a widely used statistical programming language.

Learning Outcomes

1. How to use R to perform basic data manipulation such as filtering, aggregating, and organizing data sets, and for production of graphics

2. How transformations, model fits, and residuals can be used to explore and check statistical assumptions about data

3. How simulation can be used to explore questions of model fit and statistical significance

Prerequisites Description

A first course in statistics is required, such as either 95-796 or 90-711.