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Driven By Data

Building a Data-Driven Culture: 4 Ways to Improve the Skills of Your Team

Posted by Data Society on Jun 12, 2019 1:36:45 PM

If a data scientist identifies a powerful new insight, but no one around her understands it, does it even matter? This question gets to the heart of why building a data-driven culture should be a core objective for your organization. While building a data science team is a strong start, it is only a piece of a puzzle.

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Topics: data science, data communication, data strategy, corporate training, data-driven decision-making

Diving into Data: Visualizing Fatherhood

Posted by Data Society on Jun 12, 2019 1:00:18 PM

Fatherhood is one of the big milestones in a man's life. From diapers to driving lessons, becoming a dad is a life-changing event. With Father's Day just around the corner, the best way we know to kick off the celebration is to dive into the data and learn more about fatherhood in the United States. You can also download data from United States Census, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearninghouse and NRF's Annual 2019 Father's Day Spending Survey to perform your own analysis and visualizations.

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Topics: data visualization, data communication

The Endgame is near!

Posted by Data Society on Apr 24, 2019 2:50:02 PM

The Endgame is coming! The massively successful superhero movie franchise is closing out with its biggest film yet, pitting the remaining Avengers against the all-powerful Thanos. But how powerful is Thanos compared to our heroes? Thanks to Kaggle, we have the opportunity to dive into Marvel superhero demographics information and quantitatively measure skills and strengths of all the characters. In this blog, we’ll compare superheroes characters, including gender, alignment and power statistics.

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Topics: data visualization, r programming

What’s their secret? Exploring Victoria’s Secret Dataset (Part 2)

Posted by Data Society on Apr 1, 2019 5:14:52 PM

Last week, we dove into the Victoria’s Secret dataset and discovered that they had a huge variety of not only bra types, but also colors, sizes, and materials. Whenever you start working with a new dataset, always remember to explore it first so you have a good idea of the distribution of the data and you may even have new questions. Now that we have a better understanding of Victoria’s Secret’s inventory, we can ask more questions about their pricing strategies, such as:

  • What’s the price distribution for each product category?
  • Which cup size is cheaper? And which cup size is the most expensive?
  • If you want to save money, which color is cheaper? 
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Topics: data visualization, data training, data communication, data strategy, data-driven decision-making

What’s the Secret? Exploring Victoria’s Secret Dataset (Part 1)

Posted by Data Society on Mar 20, 2019 6:13:54 PM

 Victoria’s Secret is one of the best-known brands for lingerie, pajamas, and bathing suits. Thanks to Kaggle, we have the opportunity to dive into their best-selling products and see how their pricing reflects their inventory. In this first part of our series, we’ll explore their inventory and unique products to get a better understanding of the overall dataset. This is always a best practice when you work with your own data - when you invest the time up front to get an overview of your dataset, you’ll better hone your analysis and save a lot of time in the long run.

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Topics: data science, data visualization, data training, data communication

Competing towards data-driven decisions

Posted by Data Society on Mar 5, 2019 12:33:36 PM

Why host a data competition?

In order to stay competitive and identify star employees, deploying a data competition is a great way to showcase your staff's talents and emphasize the importance of being data-driven.

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Topics: data strategy, data-driven decision-making

Data-Driven Decision Making: The New Norm

Posted by Data Society on Jan 28, 2019 9:30:00 AM

 Instinct. Intuition. Experience. Business leaders rely on these undefined qualities every day to make the best decision for their companies. While this has led to some of the most successful business moves that transformed society, it has also led to some of the biggest business failures.

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Topics: data strategy, corporate training, data-driven decision-making

The plight of the Frustrated Data Scientist

Posted by Merav Yuravlivker on Jul 16, 2018 7:17:00 PM
And how we can fix it.

A few weeks ago, we wrote about why we were building and distributing our Data Science Communicator Toolkit. Part of our initiative included collecting information from people who work with data so we could shape the toolkit to help bridge the communication gaps between them and their colleagues. We found some interesting results and are excited to share them with you here, as well as some recommendations for how you can alleviate the road blocks that your organization faces on its way to becoming more data driven.

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Topics: data science, data training, data communication, data strategy

3 Tips for Training Excel Users in R

Posted by Merav Yuravlivker on Jul 2, 2018 6:10:00 PM

This post was originally published on RStudio’s blog, R Views.

“I’m not a coder” or “I was never good at math” is a frequent refrain I hear when I ask professionals about their data analysis skills. Through popular culture and stereotypes, most people who don’t have a background in programming automatically underestimate their ability to create amazing things with code. However, Data Society has proven that this is a false narrative through our training program — with students in over 20 countries and many government and enterprise clients, we’ve seen so-called “non-coders” proficiently put together automated data cleaning code scripts and analyses within a few weeks. So how do we do it? Well, we’ve singled out three key steps to get someone started on their journey to an amazing skill set and more powerful data analytics:

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Topics: data science, data training, excel, r programming

Why we’re giving away data science training materials for free

Posted by Merav Yuravlivker on Jun 4, 2018 6:30:00 PM

A core tenet of our mission at Data Society is to empower employees and teams with powerful data science skills, and provide them with the tools to implement analytics to automate processes and find new insights.

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Topics: data science, data training, data communication, corporate training

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