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Data Visualization (Tableau)

The course is a hands-on introduction to visual analytics using Tableau. We will learn to perform visualization (discovery), dashboarding (reporting) and data exploration (sensemaking) using the tool.

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Created By : Marco A. Gutiérrez

Part Time

3 weeks

2.5 h/session

Data Visualization (Tableau)

0 Part Time 6 weeks 2.5 h/session

Objectives

Attendees will learn to create interactive visuals (possibly with "application-like qualities") without having to "learn a programming language".

The course begins by covering build foundational knowledge on how to use Tableau: from importing data, to visualizing data, to interactive visual analytics (with dashboards and stories).

In addition, attendees will learn intermediate-level knowledge and functionality such as the order of operations, table calculations, and LOD expressions.

The course takes a highly practical approach to the subject matter, and course materials include detailed step-by-step examples have been shown to be useful after the course.

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Course Plan

Lesson 1: Introduction to Tableau

- Installation
- A Fast Run through Major Capabilities
- Data Aggregation and Visualization
- Preparing Data

Lesson 2: Basic Visualisation of Data

- The Charts of Tableau
- Organizing Data
- Data Blending

Lesson 3: Exploring Data

- Introducing Exploratory Data Analysis
- Cleaning and Recoding Data
- Univariate Exploration
- Multivariate Exploration
- The Analytics Shelf

Lesson 4: Interactive Visual Analytics

- Filters and Parameters
- Dashboards and Stories
- Cross Sheet Actions
- Pages
- Highlighters
- Counterfactual/What-If Analysis

Lesson 5: Intermediate Tableau

- The Order of Operations in Tableau
- Context Filters
- LOD Expressions
- Table Calculations

Lesson 6: Assessment

- Cross Sheet Actions with Filter Actions
- Counter Factual Analysis Exercise
- Look ups using Table Calculations

Prerequisites

Familiarity with a spreadsheet tool like Microsoft Excel at the level of data aggregation (group by then aggregate; pivot tables).

In addition, you should come with a willingness to learn and a commit to doing the exercises.

About this Course:

The course is a hands-on introduction to visual analytics using Tableau. We will learn to perform visualization (discovery/reporting), dashboarding (reporting) and data exploration (sensemaking) using the tool.

Tableau is one of the leading visual analytics platforms, and the only of the lead pack (which also include Microsoft's Power BI) that is available on both Windows and OS X.

Assessment

Attendees should complete and submit the following exercises:

- Cross Sheet Actions with Filter Actions
- Counter Factual Analysis Exercise
- Look ups using Table Calculations

Submissions should be done in a single Tableau workbook (in .twbx format).

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