Data Literacy Module 2: Finding Data, Data Collection & Data Formats

Data literacy is the ability to read, understand, work with, analyze, and argue with data. It is also the ability to derive meaningful information from data. Data literacy is not simply the ability to read text since it requires quantitative and analytical skills (for example: mathematical and statistical) involving reading and understanding data. Hence, with increased data literacy, one will be able to produce more insightful and evidence-based stories. This program has been localized to meet the local context of Thailand. EWMI-ODI and training team would like to express gratitude to the original program of  World Bank’s Data Literacy Program, and advisors who supported the curriculum improvement for Thailand. 

This component introduces basic knowledge of data formats, the skills to find data online, sample tools that are used for collecting data, and the concepts to transform data into stories. Starting with a review of data formats, the unit moves on to techniques used to find, convert and process data that is in different formats, and how to develop a hypothesis and questions for a data story. Selected open-source tools will be introduced to you in case you require tools supporting your data collection, such as Mapeo - Mobile (only available in Android at the moment).

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Data Resource Preview - 2.1 Common Data Formats (Thai)

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Document type Conference/workshop proceedings and presentations
Language of document
  • English
  • Thai
Topics Education and training
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright No
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The training has been conducted for local partners in Thailand during February - April 2021. All materials are open and freely shared to all participants. There may be the third parties' sample of datasets that have been used, adapted and referred for the purpose of the training. ODI has no responsibilities if the data has not been updated.

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Author (corporate) Open Development Thailand
Publication place Thailand
Publisher Open Development Initiative (ODI)
Publication date 2021
Keywords data literacy
Date uploaded February 23, 2021, 07:37 (UTC)
Date modified February 26, 2021, 06:03 (UTC)