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How Happy Are People in My Country?

  • Interactive Course
  • 2 h 30 min
  • Intermediate
  • 2 Certifications

Estimated Time: 2 h 30 min

Course Level: Intermediate

Requirements: This course requires knowledge of common data visualisations (bar chart) and statistics (mean, median), as well as very basic spreadsheet skills.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1


Happiness, like many other subjective measures, is difficult to define. But with careful assumptions, many governments and businesses can analyse subjective data and use it to improve future growth or the lives of their citizens. In this Computational Thinking module, you will learn how the assumptions are made and how data scientists analyse reliable sources of data, ultimately finding a measure of how happy people are in your country.

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You'll Learn To

  • Solve a real problem using the computational thinking process
  • Make assumptions and define the problem precisely
  • Choose and apply real tools to find answers
  • Interpret the results of the analysis and present an opinion based upon evidence
  • Assess the reliability of primary and secondary sources of data
  • Convert subjective data into quantifiable measures

Certifications Available

  • Completion Certificate

    Certify your completion of this computational thinking module by successfully completing activities and answering the questions in each chapter.

  • Level 1 Certification

    Once you have completed the module, take the exam to certify your proficiency in computational thinking.

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About This Interactive Course

This self-study resource is part of the Computer-Based Maths (CBM) project and works in the Wolfram Cloud. It's free and easy to get started using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This interactive course includes video lessons, computational activities, auto-graded questions and a project.