Avoid Data Pitfalls

Learning how to think critically about data

by The Polis Center at IUPUI

Target Skill Level: Intermediate
Audience: Nonprofit staff, government staff

Data is most powerful when you understand its limits. This module will give you the knowledge to think critically about data, making you aware of what can cause noise in data and how to use data effectively despite these limitations. You will learn how policy changes can affect the numbers, how factors outside your analysis can impact the data, and how to judge the accuracy and reliability of data.

Course Categories: General Data Literacy