Open Data MOOC

Unit 2: Using Open Data

Learning objectives

This unit provides a foundation in how to discover and use open data, assess data quality, information on how to analyse, visualise, and reference the data. At the end of this unit, you will be able to:
  • identify services provides access to open data
  • discover downloadable and hidden data
  • evaluate data sources, identify the provenance of data
  • apply number of techniques to analyse the data
  • choose appropriate methods to visualise the data
  • identify steps in policy cycle
  • understand the value of identifiers in citing data