Lee Baker

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How To Get Your Dream Data Science Job in 7 Kickass Moves

How To Get Your Dream Data Science Job in 7 Kickass Moves

For several years now I’ve been receiving emails from our data ninjas asking me the same question over and over: “What do I need to do to get my dream data science job?” My answer has always been something along the lines of:​Learn correlations​Learn Python​Learn artificial neural networks​What I never said was “perfect your CV”. And that…

How To Use Statistics To Plan Your Study

How To Use Statistics To Plan Your Study

​Knowing ​how to navigate through statistics to create a plan-of-action for your next study can be difficult. Where do you start? Should you bury your head in the sand and go out and collect your data without having a strategy on how to analyse it? That’s probably not a good way to start – and yet…

19 Essential Tips to Clean Your Dirty Data

19 Essential Tips to Clean Your Dirty Data

Data cleaning is a waste of time. If the data had been collected properly in the first place there wouldn’t be any cleaning to do, and you wouldn’t now be faced with the prospect of weeks of cleaning to get your dataset analysis-ready. Worse still, your boss won’t understand why your analysis report isn’t on his desk…

Data Integrity – Don’t Let Chinese Whispers Kill Your Data

Data Integrity – Don’t Let Chinese Whispers Kill Your Data

​I’m sure you’ve all heard about the party game Chinese Whispers, where a message is given to a person at one end of a line and is then whispered to the next, then the next, and so on until it reaches its eventual destination at the other end. Typically, small changes in the message occur…

The One Sure-Fire Path to the Best Data Visualisation

The One Sure-Fire Path to the Best Data Visualisation

​Sometimes, when analysing your data the visualisation that you choose can end up as being a bit of an afterthought. After all, you’ve got your answer, so why waste time playing around with graphs when you can just get out there and change the world! Well, I guess you know the answer already – it’s the graph…

Getting Your Data Organised – 7 Secrets You Wished You Knew Before

Getting Your Data Organised – 7 Secrets You Wished You Knew Before

​Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. We’ve had a dataset that needed cleaning before we could start analysing it, so we started eyeing the data and fixing errors as we spot them. We convinced ourselves that it wouldn’t take long before we could get it done, then we can get on to the real…

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