DATS221 Exploratory Data Analysis (3 semester hours)

Exploratory data analysis (EDA) plays a crucial role in the first stages of analysis. That is, the data determine what the appropriate analysis technique is rather than an analysis technique being applied to the data. During this course students develop skills in all aspects of exploratory data analysis including a wide variety of tools and techniques for pre-processing and cleaning data, including big data. This course also introduces students to evaluating and plotting/graphing data to evaluate the content and integrity of a data set. (Prerequisite: DATS200)