Module overview

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Approximately 30 minutes

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This module was developed with UQ student partners as part of a Student-Staff Partnership project.

Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain from this module will contribute to your Graduate Attributes:

 Courageous thinkers

This module is part of Digital Essentials, a series of online modules to help you quickly build your digital skills so you can succeed in study and work.

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Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • explain what data is
  • examine how data is used
  • provide guidance and information on managing data and how this can impact and support your studies
  • introduce tools to improve productivity
  • examine how data is used
  • explore ways to analyse data.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • find, clean and use data
  • identify various file types and distinguish their usage
  • create storage and backup plans
  • evaluate and select tools to analyse and display data.

Module sections

  1. What is data?
  2. Uses of data
  3. Sources of data
  4. Clean data
  5. Data storage
  6. File naming and formats
  7. Analyse and display data
  8. Cite data
  9. Check your knowledge
  10. Conclusion

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