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This asynchronous online course, Interdisciplinary Studies 815: Introduction to Data, was developed for graduate students in the information analysis and communication concentration of the Fort Hays State University master of liberal studies degree. The course is designed for professionals who need to make data-driven decisions such as educators, policy makers, and nonprofit employees. It is a survey course, so it does not go into great depth on any of the topics covered but rather provides a basic grounding for developing further data literacy skills. It exclusively uses zero-cost resources, including openly licensed content, library-licensed e-books and articles, and free online content. The course uses weekly mini-assessments as well as three major assignments: a data memo, a data visualization, and a final video presentation.

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The Data Literacy Cookbook (editors Kelly Getz and Meryl Brodsky)


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