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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…

How to Clean Data Quickly in Just 5 Steps

How to Clean Data Quickly in Just 5 Steps

Here’s a joke about how to clean data: Did you know that Data Scientists spend 80% of their time cleaning data and the other 20% complaining about it? Yeah, you’re right – it’s not funny. But then there isn’t anything funny about data cleaning. It’s not just the Data Scientists that complain about it though, it’s pretty…

Gaussian Curve – Who Wants to be Normal Anyway?

Gaussian Curve – Who Wants to be Normal Anyway?

​What is a Gaussian Curve, what can you do with it, and how do you get one with your data? This blog post will give you all the  answers with lots of graphics and no complicated stats… Ready? Let’s jump right in… “In the 21st Century it is unacceptable that almost 50% of school leavers fail to…

Data Coding – Top 3 Data Classification Tips

Data Coding – Top 3 Data Classification Tips

​This blog post is all about data coding, and will give you our top 3 tips on how best to code your data. ​It is the third blog post in the series, following hot on the heels of 11 Essential Tips for Effective Data Collection and 5 Data Cleaning Techniques You Need To Learn. Here we deal with coding…

5 Data Cleaning Techniques You Need To Learn

5 Data Cleaning Techniques You Need To Learn

The previous blog post in this series 11 Essential Tips for Effective Data Collection dealt with practical data collection methods. This blog post is the second in the series and will teach you the 5 most important data cleaning techniques that you’ll ever need​. Data cleaning may not be everyone’s favourite part of working with data, but…

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