Category Archives for Analytics

DataCamp Review [2020]

DataCamp Review [2020]I’ve been testing DataCamp over the past several weeks to bring you a comprehensive DataCamp Review. Should you sign up for DataCamp in 2020? We’ll look at their curriculum – including what programming languages are covered and the overall setup of DataCamp. We’ll also talk about their learning style, cost, and community / support. Then, based […]

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Data Science Laptop Buying Guide [2020]

DATA SCIENCE LAPTOP BUYING GUIDE [2020]With 15 years of data analytics experience, I’ve hit the limits of many different laptops. Luckily there have been swift and massive improvements and there are plenty of great options available now.Find out what to look for in a laptop for data science and then see my top 4 options […]

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Data Analyst Skills You Won’t Learn in College

College teaches you a lot of things, but most schools miss some key application skills.  You’ll leave college or university with strong data analyst skills. Whether you get a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or PhD, you’ll have strong statistical skills and be able to perform data analysis on textbook cases.   Will you really be prepared to use […]

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Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative data analysis lets you find patterns and themes in your data. Qualitative data analysis is the process of examining qualitative data to find an explanation for a specific phenomenon.   The challenging part of qualitative data analysis is that it can take many different forms depending on what you’re trying to accomplish.   In broad terms, most qualitative […]

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Quantitative vs Qualitative Data

Data can generally be divided into two types – quantitative data and qualitative data. A lot of people find these two words confusing so let’s look at the differences.   The easiest way to remember the difference between quantitative vs qualitative data is to think about the root of the word.   Quantitative data is about quantity or number. […]

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Data Analyst: Expectations vs Reality

I’ve worked in data analysis for over 15 years. I’m breaking down the expectations vs reality for data analysts.  Most people that don’t work in analytics have expectations about what a career in big data is like. You might be one of those people.   Do you believe a data analytics career requires you to have strong […]

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Top 4 Data Analytics Tools

 Data analytics tools are key for any data analyst or data scientist to know. Which tool should you learn though?   I’ll go through several options and the advantages of learning each one for your career in data.   From Python to R and SAS, find out which analysis tool will suit you best.  These recommendations are based […]

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Top 5 Data Visualization Tools

 Data visualization is a key communication skill for any data analyst – and almost any businessperson – to know. No matter how great you are at analyzing data, if you can’t package it in a meaningful way, then the impact is often lost.   In this video, we’ll look at the top 5 data visualization tools I […]

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How to Become a Data Analyst

As this field continues to grow, there are more and more jobs opening up.  But how do you become a data analyst? I’ve worked with data analytics for over a decade. I’ll go through 5 steps to getting your first data analyst job.   Data analysts work in a massive variety of fields. Some are more programming heavy […]

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Data Analyst Job Description

Data analysts translate numbers into plain language so everyone else can understand them.   Every business collects data, whether it’s sales figures, market research, logistics, or transportation costs. A data analyst’s job is to take that data and use it to help companies make better business decisions.  This video looks at 3 key areas of the data […]

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