Data Viz with Tableau

Date & Costs

Tuesday, June 21
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

$400 (regular tuition)
$340 (if you register before May 10)
$340 (McCourt School alumni)
$300 (McCourt School students)

Target Audience

The target audience for the session includes people who have an interest in analyzing and communicating their data and their research in visually interactive ways. That can include data analysts, economists, financial analysts, program directors, researchers, data scientists, and others. There is no prerequisite knowledge for this class.

Course Description

Tableau is an interactive data visualization tool that easily allows users to analyze and discover their data through visualizations. Using a free version of the software participants can download prior to class, this hands-on workshop will teach beginners the basics of Tableau. Participants will learn how to create interactive data visualizations and utilize the powerful features the Tableau tool has to offer. They will explore multiple types of graphs, maps, and dashboards that can be used in their internal data analysis process or as they publish their work for their wider audience. Participants are required to bring a laptop that can connect to the internet via wireless and with a version of Tableau already installed. (Participants do not need to purchase Tableau, but should instead download and install Tableau Public, which is the free version and can be found here:

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Course Goals

By the end of the session, participants will be able to create different interactive graph types and maps, dashboards, and filters using the Tableau Public software.


This half-day session will be co-taught by Dr. Jonathan Schwabish and Brittany Fong. Schwabish is a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute and is considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. He is on Twitter @jschwabish. Fong is a business intelligence analyst, is Tableau Certified and has been featured on Tableau's Viz of the Day for some of her visualizations. She is on Twitter @BFongData.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Students who complete this course will earn 0.3 continuing education units

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