Data Literacy

Introduces the Four C’s of understanding data—correlation, characteristic, comparison, and correlation—and has in-class exercises that can be adapted to other local websites.

by Data Spark, University of Rhode Island

Target Skill Level: Beginner
Audience: Nonprofit staff

This three-hour training introduces the data and tools available in the Rhode Island DataHUB, a website with datasets from federal, state, and local sources. It also reviews the 4 C's of understanding and presenting data: correlation, characteristic, comparison, and correlation. Trainers walk participants through a “data hunt” and other exercises to apply the data concepts to the actual data provided through the DataHUB. For each training given, the Providence Plan staff focused on one topic (e.g., health or student survey data). The framework of the course was created based on advice and materials produced by DataTherapy at the MIT Center for Civic Media.

Creative Commons License

Course Categories: General Data Literacy, Local Data Website