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Data Literacy

What is Data Literacy?

Data literacy1 refers to the ability to work with data in the following ways:

  • access
  • read
  • understand
  • use

Data1 is defined as "a raw form of information that may be difficult to interpret, includes numbers, letters, words, images, or any other material that contains knowledge."

1Dziak, Mark. “Data Literacy.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=ers&AN=150701423&site=eds-live&scope=site.

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