Make Your Data Sparkle: Strategies for Data Preparation and Cleaning

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Before we can analyze, visualize and present our data, it must be checked for quality, accuracy, and format. Frequently, the data-set needs to be modified, or "cleaned", in various ways to eliminate errors and prepare it for use. This workshop will introduce participants to common issues with removing or correcting "dirty" data, datatype formatting, quality considerations and other aspects of preparing data for use. Several free or low-cost tools will be presented to demonstrate how these issues can be resolved effectively and efficiently.

Learners will be able to:

  • Identify common sources of data "dirt" and other issues that need to be addressed in preparing data for analysis
  • Understand data cleaning and preparation in the context of the data life cycle
  • Learn about several data cleaning tools and how they are used
  • Complete a basic data cleaning exercise

Target Audience:
Participants who have basic or intermediate level experience with data collection and analysis will gain the most benefit from this course.


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Participants will complete a hands-on data prep assignment, involving the use of a free data cleaning tool.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Visit BigBlueButton's detailed requirements page or BigBlueButton's Mobile FAQ's for more in-depth information.

Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor:  Elaine Lasda -

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 2

March 27, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Individual Registration $95.00
Non-member Individual Registration $155.00