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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…

3 Crucial Tips for Data Processing and Analysis

3 Crucial Tips for Data Processing and Analysis

Let’s say you have collected your data and have a nice, clean dataset. You’re ready to start doing your analysis. Hold on there cowboy, not so fast. You wouldn’t start building your house without putting the foundations in place, would you? The last thing you need is for all your hard work to come crashing down because…

Who Wants to be Normal Anyway?

Who Wants to be Normal Anyway?

“In the 21st Century it is unacceptable that almost 50% of school leavers fail to achieve average grades”Quote from a British Politician, circa 2010-ish​​​​When I heard this live on BBC News 24, I almost fell off my chair. Even with the most rudimentary understanding of data and statistics this is a really stupid thing to say – and these are…