Tableau for Beginners - Analyzing 3 Separate Data Sets

Walkthrough analysis of 3 data sets, each utilizing different tools (think maps, sets, etc) and unearthing neat trends!
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 41 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Tableau is a rapidly growing data visualization and analysis software application. Developing this skill set early will give you a differentiated advantage in searching for jobs and displaying data you may currently work with.

This Tableau course is meant for anyone looking to get an overview displaying the software's capability. I will be working with different types of data to show you when and how to use the different views Tableau offers, including Maps, Bubble Charts, Scatter Plots, and Bar Charts. I will walk through 3 separate analyses using different data sources to highlight the software's functionality.

Here is an outline of the course:

Lecture 1: Background

  • —Tableau great for clean & easy data visualization, defaults to best practice options, works well with large bodies of data

Lecture 2: Installing Tableau

  • —Program installation
  • —Tableau Public & Tableau Desktop

Lecture 3: Creating Bar & Packed Bubble Charts with McDonald's Nutritional Data

  • —Create Bar Chart with color shading
  • —Create Packed Bubble chart and filter Top 10 by field values
  • —Create Text Table and format shading
  • —Create Dashboard for presenting information

Lecture 4: Creating a Map Using U.S. Census Data

  • —Create map by converting field to geographic property
  • —Add shading onto map using built-in Tableau data

Lecture 5: Creating Sets & Scatter Plots Using College Cost Data

  • —Create scatterplot and use trend lines to assess correlation
  • —Create Sets and compare against each other using the Dashboard

What are the requirements?

  • You won't need any materials, but you can download Tableau Public for free and practice with me!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Download and install Tableau
  • Import external data into Tableau
  • Analyze data creating Bar Charts, Packed Bubble Charts, Scatterplots, and Text Tables
  • Present data using the Dashboard feature in Tableau
  • Convert data type to a geographical property and present a map
  • Create Sets and compare them against each other
  • Create trendlines to determine if there is a significant correlation between two variables

What is the target audience?

  • This Tableau course is meant for anyone looking to get an overview displaying the software's capability. I will be working with different types of data to show you when and how to use the different views Tableau offers, including Maps, Bubble Charts, Scatter Plots, and Bar Charts. I will walk through 3 separate analysis using different data sources to highlight the software's functionality.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction: Tableau Background, Examples, and Importance
03:46

In this lecture, I will give you a brief background on my work with Tableau, and show you some end-result functionality that the program offers. I'll also briefly discuss the importance of learning data analysis with Tableau. After this lecture, you'll have a better understanding of the possible uses and values for this software.

Section 2: Introduction to Tableau (analyzing our first dataset)
01:50

Here I will show you how to download the software, and discuss the differences between Tableau Public and Tableau Desktop. Feel free to skip ahead to the analysis sections if you already have the software downloaded!

14:44

In this section you will learn to:

  • —Create a Bar Chart with color shading
  • —Create a Dashboard for presenting information
  • Create a Text Table and format shading
  • —Create a Packed Bubble chart and filter Top 10 by field values
06:49
In this section you will learn to:
  • ——Create map by converting field to geographic property
  • ——Add shading onto map using built-in Tableau data
10:38

In this section you will learn to:

  • —Create scatterplot and use trend lines to assess correlation
  • —Create Sets and compare against each other using the Dashboard
Section 3: Conclusion
03:18

A wrap-up of the topics covered, resources/sugestions for future learning, and my contact information!

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Instructor Biography

Erik Rood, Analyst at Google

Hi! My name is Erik. I currently work as an analyst at Google. I have a strong interest in data visualization and analysis, so the content I publish here will be more or less related to that.

Feel free to reach out via email with any questions, hope you find the courses useful!

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