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Here we curate a collection of skill-building courses that we can recommend.

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Data Analysis with Python, R or SQL

One of the first major decisions to make when getting into data analysis is about which language to choose. This infographic by Datacamp provides a helpful overview about R and Python and might be a good starting point to inform yourself.

In terms of courses, we also recommend the courses by Datacamp, as they offer free class accounts that can be applied for by academic instructors.

We also have made good experiences with Codecademy, especially for other programming languages and use cases beyond data analysis, however, their classroom program is limited to the USA at the time of writing (February 2021).

Twitter API

Twitter dev 101 | Getting Started with the Twitter API v2 for academic research

This course will teach you, step by step, how to set up your Twitter developer account and how to use the Twitter Academic API (v2). It contains 8 modules including a module dedicated to a lab environment for practical experiences using R or Python. It also covers the identification of suitable endpoints for your use-cases, how to build better search queries, and storage of Twitter data using R or Python.