Exploratory data analysis, or EDA, is a fundamental step when doing data research. Getting the first insights of your data is easy in Tableau: you’ll be creating and interpreting tables, bar plots, histograms, and box plots in no time!
In this more conceptual chapter, you’ll dive deeper into the use of different measures of center and spread, and how they should be used in Tableau. You’ll learn about the use of the summary card, the difference between sample and population, and how variance, standard deviation, and confidence intervals can be calculated and visualized.
It's time to look at two variables at a time. Describing the relationship between two variables, or regression, is a great way to spot trends in your data. You'll learn how to find the best trend line, describe the trend model, and predict future observations, using dinosaur data!
In this last chapter, you’ll explore two more advanced statistical techniques: forecasting and clustering. Forecasting helps you detect recurring patterns in your time-series data, and can predict how these patterns will change in the future. With clustering, you’re able to detect patterns in unlabeled data, allowing you to slice and dice your dataset to reveal hidden insights.