Data Literacy Fundamentals: Understanding the Power & Value of Data (The Data Literacy Series, Book 1)

October 30, 2020
Data Literacy Fundamentals: Understanding the Power & Value of Data (The Data Literacy Series, Book 1)

EPUB from retail kindleKelsey O'Donnell (Illustrator)This book is a companion to the Data Literacy Fundamentalson-demand online course: https://dataliteracy.com/courses/data-literacy-fundamentals/.A digital copy of the book is included with the course.The vast majority of people in the world today do not receive aformal education that adequately prepares them for the level ofdata literacy required of them in their careers and by theircommunities. As a result, many are being left behind by thetransition to data-driven dialogues and decisions all around them,and they're seeking ways to break down the barriers that arepreventing them from participating. Data LiteracyFundamentals covers foundational topics such as the overallgoal of data, various ways of measuring and categorizing the world,five different forms of data analysis and when they apply, pros andcons related to how we display data in tabular or graphic form, andthe way teams work together to convert data into insight. This bookhas been written for anyone who is just getting started with dataand who wants to feel more confident in their understanding of whatit is, what it isn't, and what it's used for. This invaluableresource will cure you of your "dataphobia", teach you the basicconcepts of data, and set you on a path of learning that willultimately result in fluency in the language of data.Praise for Data LiteracyFundamentals:"There has never been a more importanttime in business, public service, media or our personal lives torealize there is a new literacy in town. Data literacy. Anequalizing force in society, it is a ticket to ride. And it isbased on a previously unnamed language - that of 'speaking data'.With Data Literacy Fundamentals, Ben Jones offers a great service -that of beginning to demystify the basics and setting thefoundation. A must-read for anyone starting the journey to growtheir own data literacy." -Valerie Logan, CEO of the DATALODGE"Ben Jones has a remarkable gift to convey the power of data andanalytics, through the journey that is data literacy. Readers ofthis book will gain insight, knowledge, and power to improve theirdata and analytics journey." - Jordan Morrow, Head of the DataLiteracy Project, Qlik