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There will be a series of virtual data analysis and virtual advanced data analysis courses in July, August and September through the Public Service Workshops Program.

Data Analysis, a four-session workshop, will help participants develop skills for visualizing and analyzing data, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 14, 15, 19 and 22; Aug. 8, 9, 11 and 12; and Sept. 12, 13, 15 and 16.

Topics include descriptive statistics, histograms, cross tabulations and pivot tables, correlation and regression, and confidence intervals. Use of graphs to explore patterns and relationships in the data is emphasized.  Data sets are provided for practice in building statistical analysis skills.  Microsoft Excel will be used as a tool for learning about data analysis and the workshop will be delivered virtually using Zoom.  Each participant will be required to participate in all exercises using their computer.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Excel, including knowing how to enter simple formulas and use built-in functions, and completion of the NYS OER Working with Data (Online) course component prior to attending the workshop.

The advanced workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon July 25, 26, 27 and 28; Aug. 22, 23, 25 and 26; and Sept. 22, 23, 29 and 30. Participants will continue to develop skills to analyze data.

Topics include multiple regression, regression modeling, analysis of variation, multiple comparison procedures, and nonparametric methods. Data sets are provided for practice in building statistical analysis skills. The workshop uses Microsoft Excel for learning about data analysis and the workshop will be delivered virtually using Zoom.  Each participant will be required to participate in all exercises using their computer.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with Excel, including knowing how to enter simple formulas and use built-in functions. Attending the basic data analysis workshop as well as an introductory statistics course is recommended.

Register for the July workshop by July 7 here.

Register for the August workshop by Aug. 1 here.

Register for the September workshop by Sept. 2 here.

Register for the advanced July workshop by July 18 here.

Register for the advanced August workshop by Aug. 15 here.

Register for the advanced September workshop by Sept. 15 here.

To reference full workshop details and to register go to the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) at https://nyslearn.ny.gov. For additional information regarding currently available offerings, check PSWP Course Offerings at www.pswp.info.