There will be a series of Virtual Data Analytics and Advanced Virtual Data Analytics courses in July, August and September as part of the Public Service Workshop Program.

Data analysis, a four-session workshop, which will help participants develop skills in visualizing and analyzing data, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on July 14, 15, 19, and 22; August 8, 9, 11 and 12; and September 12, 13, 15 and 16.

Topics include descriptive statistics, histograms, crosstabs and pivot tables, correlation and regression, and confidence intervals. The emphasis is on using graphs to explore patterns and relationships in data. Datasets are provided to practice developing statistical analysis skills. Microsoft Excel will be used as the data analysis learning tool and the workshop will be delivered virtually using Zoom. Each participant must participate in all exercises using their computer.

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

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

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

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

Register for the July workshop before July 7 here.

Register for the August workshop before August 1 here.

Register for the September workshop before September 2 here.

Register for the July Advanced Workshop before July 18 here.

Register for the August Advanced Workshop by August 15 here.

Register for the September Advanced Workshop before September 15 here.

For full workshop details and to register, go to the statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) at https://nyslearn.ny.gov. For information on currently available offerings, see PSWP course offerings at www.pswp.info.