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Understanding Data (19 videos)

Researchers at universities, smartphones, web apps, the government, and more — they’re all amassing mountains of data. But what does all this data mean? And how can

Researchers at universities, smartphones, web apps, the government, and more — they’re all amassing mountains of data. But what does all this data mean? And how can we use it to answer some of life’s most important questions?

Join Professors Lorens Helmchen and Thomas Stratmann for a fascinating look at how data can can answer everything from the important — what are the leading causes of heart disease? — to the the fun — who will win the next Super Bowl?

Learning how to decipher data is proving to be a necessary skill in the modern world, and a new course form Marginal Revolution University, Understanding Data, will give you the tools you need to be successful.

In this introductory video for Understanding Data, you’ll get a taste of what’s to come — leaving the boring lectures behind and getting hands-on experience playing with real-world data sets. This video dives right in with examples of basic terms you’ll use throughout the course, such as omitted variable bias and reverse causation.

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