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Testing Data Literacy on Main Street

Sep 29, 2020 |

How good are you at discerning fact from fiction in the news and on social media? Can you spot cherry-picked data sets, poorly selected samples, or infographics that misrepresent data? Read more…

10 Big Data Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

Sep 4, 2020 |

They call it “big data” for a reason–it’s really, really big. But getting your head wrapped around the growth of information digitization is not easy. That’s why we carefully curated these 10 mind-blowing facts about today’s data-geist, and how it’s projected to grow in the future. Read more…

Data Science Salaries Are Flat, But Analytics Teams Weather Pandemic

Aug 20, 2020 |

For all the clamor about the shortage of data scientists, an analysis of median salaries for data crunchers shows only a slight increase in salaries over the previous year.

The latest Burtch Works study of salaries for data scientists and predictive analytics professionals found a mere 1 percent increase in media pay over the previous year. Read more…

Sisu Seeks to Answer Why

May 18, 2020 |

In a typical business, analysts are tasked with using data to finding answers to questions. They’ll often use a BI tool to explore and query data stored in analytical database to figure out why something happened. Read more…

The Critical Importance of Data Literacy

Sep 23, 2019 |

Quick: What’s the leading indicator of individual success in data and analytics? You might be tempted to say technical and statistical skills. While those are important, the top predictor is actually data literacy, including the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data, according to a recent study from Qlik. Read more…

How To Build a Data Science Team Now

Aug 6, 2018 |

Business execs who are leading their companies down the data science track may be dismayed by the difficulty and expense of hiring a data scientist, the so-called “unicorns” who command quarter-million-dollar salaries. Read more…

Election 2016: A Rich Opportunity for Data-Centric Storytelling

Nov 8, 2016 |

Get ready to consume some data. If you’re following the election today, you’re likely to be immersed in it. Thanks to a new generation of interactive data visualization tools, news junkies have powerful new ways to ingest large huge amounts of information, from both the real world and cyberspace. Read more…

As Data Science Evolves, It’s Taking Statistics with It

Jan 14, 2016 |

While there are disagreements about what exactly constitutes a “data scientist,” there’s little doubt that one of the critical components involves statistical aptitude. And as the data science profession evolves, it’s taking the field of statistics with it, an expert with the American Statistical Association says. Read more…

Dell’s Acquisition-Driven Analytic Reformation

Oct 8, 2015 |

Like most $50-billion corporations, Dell relies on a wide mix of applications, databases, and systems to run its various businesses, which range from PC manufacturing and software development to financial services and IT consulting. Read more…

Baseball Analytics Yields MVP Contenders

Jul 30, 2015 |

As the Major League Baseball trading deadline approaches on Friday (July 31), one sabermetric statistic is ubiquitous in all trade rumor reports: WAR.

WAR stands for “Wins Above Replacement,” Read more…

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