Course Outline

This course is part 3 of 7 of the IBM Statistics Academy.

Getting Data is a 1 day course in which participants learn how to handle various types of databases and use web scraping techniques to import data from the internet. It is estimated that up to 80% of the time spent on statistical projects is used for data acquisition and –import. We show how to avoid the “garbage-in-garbage-out” trap and methods of maintaining high quality data throughout the import process.

Audience Description

Data analysts appointed to gathering and importing data.


Basic experience with SPSS syntax. Further we recommend the following courses:


The course will teach several concepts of importing and handling data.

Course Topics

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