Types of data in government learning pathway
The Types of Data in Government learning pathway is an introduction to the various types of data you may come across including administrative data, index numbers, time series and more. This pathway is aimed at those new to using data, or those new to working in the civil service who may not have worked with these types of data previously.
- Have a solid understanding of various types of data and how they can be used.
- Be aware of some of the methods used to produce official statistics and the range of data covered in the civil service.
- Be aware of what data is available to inform analysis.
This pathway contains five courses.
To help decide if this is the pathway for you, this learning persona is designed to create a realistic representation of the intended learning audience.
Frankie has worked in analytical roles for some time, however, this is their first civil service job.
Frankie is used to working with data from a wide range of sources and has completed introduction to Python.
Frankie would like to get a better understanding of the data they are or will be working with and how this differs from the data they are used to working with. Frankie also needs to better understand how to produce official statistics.
Frankie is aware that there is a lot of training available but would like to start with some courses that link together.
This pathway is aimed at those new to using data or new to working in the civil service. it provides an introduction to the different types of data you may come across such as admin data, index numbers, time series and more.
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You can follow this learning pathway on the Learning Hub.
If you do not have a Learning Hub account, please contact Data.Science.Campus.Faculty@ons.gov.uk.