Are you using Excel for data analysis? Spreadsheets provide quick and intuitive tools for data analysis, but users can begin to find them cumbersone and unwieldy. SQL and databases can simplify repetitive tasks and enable much more involved analysis, but users may worry they must first master a complex database language to do anything.
We will introduce students to the use of SQL queries for data analysis, keeping the focus on analysis by using a graphic SQL program (MySQL workbench). We will learn enough query syntax to perform basic analysis and get students started on problems too unwieldy for spreadsheets.
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