PIA3608 - Data Analytics and Visualisation for Public Affairs

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public and International Affairs
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course introduces students to the basic skills and techniques in data analytics and presentation to facilitate evidence-based and data-driven problem solving and decision-making in public affairs. With the use of advanced functions in Excel and other data handling software, it will equip students with skills in data preparation, wrangling, organisation, analysis and visualisation. The course will further enhance students with techniques in sourcing and acquiring big data and informatics and capability of employing story-telling to communicate with different stakeholders. The use of dashboards for managerial decision-making and popular social media for communication will also be explored. Students in this course will have the chance to polish data analytic and visualisation skills with real-life data and projects. Ethical and social issues related to the use and release of data will be critically evaluated.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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