Getting and Cleaning Data

Provided by: Coursera

Before you can work with data you have to get some. This course will cover the basic ways that data can be obtained. The course will cover obtaining data from the web, from APIs, from databases and from colleagues in various formats. It will also cover the basics of data cleaning and how to make data “tidy”.

Course Objectives:

  • To cover the components of a complete data set including raw data, processing instructions, codebooks, and processed data. To cover the basics needed for collecting, cleaning, and sharing data.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for individuals heading towards a career in data science / currently in a business data analyst/scientist role.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Technology


Johns Hopkins University

Employee Type

New Applicants

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

19 hrs



Can audit for free (no certification); Full Financial Aid Available for Certification