How to tell a story with data
What you'll learn
- Give better spoken and written presentations about data!
- Have an arsenal of strategies for creating memorable data stories.
- Know and apply the "5-stage arc" for memorable data storytelling.
- An interest in improving data presentations.
Welcome to the course "How to Tell a Story with Data". If you've ever had to explain complex data to others or if you're interested in improving how you talk about data, this course is perfect for you.
Data are everywhere. Data are used by businesses to make decisions, by governments to create policies, and by researchers to understand the world around us. But data can be hard to understand -- and even harder to explain to others.
This is why being able to explain data in a simple, easy-to-understand way is so important. This skill is called data storytelling. This course will help improve your skills at data storytelling.
In this course, you will learn how to keep your audience interested, whether they're in front of you or reading your words on a page. You'll learn tips and tricks on how to explain the main points of your data graphs in a way that's easy to understand and remember.
But why learn data storytelling?
We live in a world full of data. Businesses, governments, and researchers use data to make important decisions. But understanding this data can be hard. This is where data storytelling comes in.
Data storytelling helps us understand and remember data. It's a skill that's becoming more and more important as we use more data in our everyday lives. This course will help you improve your data storytelling skills.
So, what will you get from this course?
Simply put, this course will give you a framework that you can use to make your data exciting and memorable to your audience. You'll also get lots of tips on how to make and present data graphics. This course is designed to help you become a better, more confident data storyteller. So, if you're ready to learn, I'm ready to help :)
Who this course is for:
- Anyone from student to professional who wants to improve their data-storytelling skills.
I am a full-time educator and writer, and former professor of neuroscience. I "retired" from that position so I could focus my time and energy creating high-quality educational material just for you.
I have 20 years of experience teaching programming, data analysis, signal processing, statistics, linear algebra, and experiment design. I've taught undergraduate students, PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and full professors. I have taught in "traditional" university courses, special week-long intensive courses, and Nobel prize-winning research labs. I have >100 hours of online lectures on neuroscience data analysis that you can find on my website and youtube channel. And I've written several technical books about these topics with a few more on the way.
I'm not trying to show off -- I'm trying to convince you that you've come to the right place to maximize your learning from an instructor who has spent two decades refining and perfecting his teaching style.
Over 200,000 students have watched over 15,000,000 minutes of my courses. Come find out why!
I have several free courses that you can enroll in. Try them out! You got nothing to lose ;)
By popular request, here are suggested course progressions for various educational goals:
MATLAB programming: MATLAB onramp; Master MATLAB; Image Processing
Python programming: Master Python programming by solving scientific projects; Master Math by Coding in Python
Applied linear algebra: Complete Linear Algebra; Dimension Reduction
Signal processing: Understand the Fourier Transform; Generate and visualize data; Signal Processing; Neural signal processing