The world is driven by data. Yet most of us are taught next to nothing about data during our formal education. Although people know how to add and subtract, most aren't really trained in statistics or how to think about data critically. In this video, learn about how to get started thinking about data literacy and what that might mean for your career and your organization's success.
(slow techno music) … - The topic of data literacy is all the rage these days. … Great, but what is it, and why is it so important? … First a definition. … Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, … analyze, and argue with data. … Pretty straight forward right? … It's essentially the ability to make sense of data, … to store access and view data, to discover insights in data, … to support ideas based on data. … On the surface, this sounds like something most people … in a business environment do, right. … But it turns out it's just not the case. … They do it but they aren't necessarily that great at it. … In fact, a survey by Qlik, found that only 24% … of business decision makers, … consider themselves data literate. … 24%, can you believe that? … Maybe they're being overly self critical, … or maybe they're overestimating their abilities, who knows. … From my experience, many people don't really know how … to access data in organizations. … And many certainly don't know how to do data analysis …
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