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Data Ethics

While creating an organization that is based on data-driven decisions seems a matter of highly objective numbers and facts, data analysis actually requires judgment and nuanced decisions. Analysts are responsible not only for accuracy but minimization of bias and inclusion of representative populations. Further, data ethics cannot be discussed without consideration of privacy and data security.

This course examines the ethics of data collection, the black box of algorithms, mitigation of bias and privacy regulation in health care, financial services, consumer protection and education. It also looks at the security of data-at-rest and data-in-motion and large data breaches in the United States and internationally.

 

This course can be applied to the Data Analysis Certificate.

Instructor

Christine Sigrist, EdM

Christine Sigrist, EdM

Christine Sigrist is the program manager for several areas within the UWM School of Continuing Education including data analysis, digital marketing, business analysis and technology. Prior to joining UWM, Christine worked in software development, healthcare, financial services, public health and ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Define data ethics, data privacy, data security and data governance
  • Describe ethical concerns in handling data
  • Identify risks and mitigation strategies for bias in data collection and analysis
  • Identify laws, regulations and guidelines for handling data in multiple domains
  • Apply knowledge of ethics, algorithms, bias, privacy and data security to develop a plan to optimize data ethics in your organization

Course Outline/Topics

  • Ethics definition
  • Data collected about us
  • ​Types of bias in data analysis
  • Understanding algorithms
  • Privacy standards, regulations and laws
  • Data security
  • Data governance framework

Testimonials

"It was time well spent in reshaping how to approach data analysis. Christine is a positive force and made the course enjoyable!"  —  Course participant, February 2022

"Enticed us to go beyond our initial observations."  —  Course participant, February 2022

"Thank you very much! There were a lot of takeaways from the class that will support my future career path. Definitely an important topic to cover."  —  Course participant, February 2022

"Right-sized one-day course. Lots of content and things to keep in mind and can reference back to when needed."  —  Course participant, October 2021

"I really liked this course. Good conversations and so thought provoking! I love these courses that give me new topics to research and dig into further."  —  Course participant, May 2021

"Excellent course. Perfect class size. Zoom is great. Sherri was excellent. She is passionate – provided real examples and kept us engaged."  —  Cynthia McPhedran, MGIC, October 2020

"This class was great! I enjoyed the content, the instructor, and way the material was presented. I liked that it wasn’t just lecture, but included the chance to read articles and discuss them. Adding the podcasts and the video was also good – it helped keep us engaged."  —  Course participant, October 2020

"I liked how it incorporated current relevant topics, such as “The Social Dilemma” from Netflix. I also actually like that there were only six students as it made it easier to have discussions and allowed everyone to participate."  —  Course participant

"I thought the course was very engaging and Sherri did an excellent job discussing what can be a very mundane topic. The course structure was good and the length of the course was appropriate."  —  Course participant, October 2020

"The instructor was absolutely STELLAR! Her expertise, knowledge, professionalism and presentation skills were simply world class! I especially appreciated the time set aside to create a plan to apply what was learned to my current job role. Truly one of my favorite courses taken thus far. My only suggestion would be to offer this course earlier for those taking the Data Analysis Certification."  —  Yolanda Rivera, Milwaukee College Prep Schools, May 2019

"I thought that this course was a good addition to the certificate program. Whereas “data ethics” is sometimes treated as an obligatory section of an analytics course or book, or worse an afterthought, this course allowed for an extended treatment. And although data ethics can be a whole area of study in and of itself with entire corporate departments devoted to it, I thought the length of the course was appropriate and in-depth enough to provide adequate treatment while allowing for further direction."  —  Course participant, May 2019

Date: Mon, Oct 3

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Christine Sigrist EdM

Fee:

$425 by Sept 19
$450 after Sept 19

CEUs: .7

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5020-14628

Note: This class is live online using Zoom.  Participants will receive an email with access to the course materials and the zoom link prior to the course start date.

Registration Deadline: Oct 3

Register Now

Date: Mon, Feb 27, 2023

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Christine Sigrist EdM

Fee:

$425 by Feb 13, 2023
$450 after Feb 13, 2023

CEUs: .7

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5020-14633

Note: This class is live online using Zoom.  Participants will receive an email with access to the course materials and the Zoom link prior the the course start date.

Registration Deadline: Feb 27, 2023

Register Now

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