Data Science: An Introduction

A free primer on a rich field

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Data science is the "sexiest job of the 21st century." In this insightful and concise course, you'll learn the important elements of data science. You'll be introduced to the principles, practices, and tools that make data science the powerful medium for critical insight in business and research. You'll have a solid foundation for future learning and applications in your work. With data science, you can do what you want to do, and do it better.

  • Introductory level
  • 22 streaming video tutorials
  • 1 hour 40 minutes of instruction
  • Downloadable keypoints PDFs (available soon)
  • Downloadable workbook PDFs (available soon)
  • Created by Barton Poulson, PhD


This course is the first installment in the course bundle Foundations of Data Science.

What's included?

22 Videos
Barton Poulson
Barton Poulson

About the instructor

Bart is the founder of and an advocate for data science and data literacy. He has taught people to work with data for over twenty years as a university professor, online instructor, consultant, collaborator, and author. Bart lives with his family in Salt Lake City.

What others have been saying about this course:

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Student Review of Introductory Data Course

I found this course to be informative and easy to comprehend. I think that the instructor is very knowledgeable and I'm excited to jump into the other courses available!

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