Guided Project: NYC Schools Perceptions

Practice your data cleaning and analysis skills and learn to use R Notebooks as you explore survey data.


  • Learn about R Notebooks and how you can use them to showcase your work.
  • Learn to import, simplify, and reshape a large survey data set.
  • Learn to interpret metadata to guide your data cleaning decisions.
  • Use data visualization and correlation analysis to explore parents', students', and teachers' perceiptions of NYC schools.

Mission Outline

1. Cleaning and Analyzing Data: Show Off Your Skills and Start Building a Portfolio
2. Introducing R Notebooks: Share Your Projects With the World!
3. New York City Schools Survey Data
4. Simplifying the Data Frames
5. Creating a Single Data Frame for Analysis
6. Look for Interesting Correlations and Examine Relationships Using Scatter Plots
7. Differences in Student, Parent, and Teacher Perceptions: Reshape the Data
8. Next Steps


Course Info:

Data Visualization in R


The median completion time for this course is 5.6 hours.

This course is free and includes four missions and one guided project. This is the third course in the Data Analyst in R path.


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