Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Limited to Master of Applied Statistics students. Basic principles of data management, including reading and writing various forms of data, working with databases, data cleaning, validation, transformation, exploratory data analysis, and introductory data visualization and data mining techniques. Exploration of related issues of data security, ethics, and scalability. Introduction to and use of variety of software and languages, such as Python, SQL, Stata, SAS, R. S/U or letter grading.