Youth Programme: Quantitative Reasoning to Develop Insights

QUANTITATIVE REASONING TO DEVELOP INSIGHTS

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

In this age of ubiquitous data, how do we make sense of all this readily accessible but often overwhelming quantitative information that we encounter every day? To systematically extract insights from data? To “reason” with data? We can think of quantitative reasoning as applying a certain set of logic that allows us to work with data. The insights developed through such an application can help us to answer questions that we are invested in, to support or invalidate preconceived hypotheses, and provide evidence to advance our arguments. Through this journey of reasoning quantitatively, we will illuminate how we can both be critical consumers, as well as actively engage with, this precious resource that is data.

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom

PRE-REQUISITES

There is no pre-requisite for this course.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

University students interested to explore quantitative reasoning using data.

MODE OF DELIVERY

18 hours of online programme, including synchronous lessons, tutorials and a final project presentation.

MODE OF ASSESSMENT

  • Quiz
  • Group project and presentation
 Dr Edmund Low


Dr Edmund Low, Senior Lecturer, University Scholars Programme

Dr Edmund Low is a senior lecturer with the University Scholars Programme (USP) at the National University of Singapore. He has more than 14 years of academic and professional experience in the use of data-driven tools to answer questions in public health and the environment. His past projects include the use of programming and visual libraries to develop simulation models for automating workflow processes, and the setting up of remote environmental sensing systems to automate real-time continuous monitoring, for early incident warning. He currently heads the quantitative reasoning domain, and is also director of the Quantitative Reasoning Centre, at USP. As an educator, Edmund has received both the USP Teaching Excellence Award, as well as the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award. Edmund holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Yale University.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
 
A sample of the certificate of participation can be found here: 
Cert_Sample

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Group Sign-up:
27 Jan - 8 Feb 2021
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

 
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07 December 2020