Making Sense of Data


Data is an increasingly relevant and fundamental part of our daily life. Forbes indicates that there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day and the pace of creation is only increasing. Ninety percent of the data in the world was generated in the last two years. Our need to adapt and understand this is therefore urgent. The aim of this series is to promote a clear understanding of the use of data for reporting and analysis.


This innovative and interactive program is designed to provide a practical and valuable opportunity to explore the collection, analysis and reporting of data.  The programme consists of a combination of presentations, workshop sessions, and practical planning activities to enhance and deepen understanding. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Consider the value of data and the different forms it can take
  2. Develop their ability to accurately comment on data
  3. Increase understanding of the language used for reporting data
  4. Identify facts, interpret data and make valid claims
  5. Understand the reporting of data in context
  6. Explore the issue of hedging and use of data expressions
  7. Acknowledge limitations in data collection and respond and report accordingly

Sessions are designed to provide a comprehensive review of the key elements and techniques involved in data use.


These courses can be taken as:

  1. Stand-alone modules
  2. Series of workshops
  3. Continuous professional development (CPD) courses
  4. Organisational training

Candidates can choose any combination of workshops that best suit them with Data: Collection, Commentary, Measurement and Reporting being a mandatory module for multi-day trainings.


Candidates who wish to attend more than one workshop in the series can avail themselves of discounted prices for every additional workshop they attend


These are 3-day workshops featuring interactive lectures, workshops and practical applications facilitated by leading academics and practitioners in the fields of data and research.


The training is delivered from 08:30 to 17:00

8 training hours per day


Prof. Christopher Hill

For more information please contact us at [email protected] or call us on +971 4 279 1474.

The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

Whatsapp: +971507012843

Email: [email protected]