Beginner’s Guide to Effective Data Collection – Sample


Course Description

If you are a newbie to collecting and managing data, then congratulations! You are here at the right place because we are going to introduce you to one of the most important aspects of any project that involves data: data collection.

Sure, it’s not sexy, and this process is often overlooked by most researchers, but I can’t stress how important it is.

I mean, how hard can it be to collect data? Well, it’s not difficult to collect, but if you don’t observe a few basic rules of data collection then you’re in a world of hurt when it comes to preparing and cleaning your data. If you’ve been there, then you know what I’m talking about.

In this course, we’re going to give you the best start possible, introducing you to some of the best tricks you’ll ever learn, saving you weeks of misery!



At the end of this course you will receive a certificate of completion. Post it to Facebook, your LinkedIn page or print it out and stick it on your wall. Just don’t throw darts at it, ok…

Learning Outcomes

  • Over 1.5 hours of video content!
  • Learn how to import data into Excel
  • Learn how to record data on paper
  • Learn how to set up a data worksheet for maximum effectiveness
  • Learn how to enter data using Excel’s Data Entry form
  • Learn data validation in Excel
  • Loads of data entry tips and tricks
  • Best suited for beginners
  • Excel is used as a learning tool, but the lessons learned are transferable to other media
  • Data files are provided for the student to practice with
  • Practical learning experience with real data

Course Content

Total learning: 5 lessons Time: 95 minutes


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Lee Baker is an award-winning software creator that lives behind a keyboard in a darkened room. Illuminated only by the light from his monitor, he aspires to finding the light switch. With decades of experience in science, statistics and artificial intelligence, he has a passion for telling stories with data, yet despite explaining it a dozen times, his mother still doesn’t understand what he does for a living. Insisting that data analysis is much simpler than we think it is, he creates friendly, easy-to-understand video courses that teach the fundamentals of data analysis and statistics. As the CEO of Chi-Squared Innovations, one day he’d like to retire to do something simpler, like crocodile wrestling.



  • Over 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Language: English
  • Certificate of Completion
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