Category Archives for Analytics

Codecademy Review [2020]

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

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Coronavirus Analysis | Data Prep for Tableau

Coronavirus Analysis – Data Prep for TableauThis tutorial covers how to prep data for Tableau. Specifically, this case study is coronavirus data as of March 19, 2020. While the data continues to build, the available information at that point in time creates  a great opportunity to explore data cleaning and dashboard development.  Coronavirus Data SourceThis training uses […]

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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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