Changing the Automotive Industry

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Cars are perhaps one of the biggest consumer products that someone can buy. Automobile makers have huge incentives to have satisfied customers since many will be repeat customers and recommend the same maker’s cars to family and friends. As…

Harnessing Higher Education Analytics

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Data analytics at colleges and universities can be used in many areas, including student success, professor effectiveness, budgeting, financial aid decisions, course offerings, course enrollment guidelines, and staffing. With the proper use…

Better Learning through Data

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Efforts to improve education are non-stop. Whether it is a nationwide initiative or a classroom-based approach for a handful of students, data can be used to inform decisions. There are many pieces of data that are or could be collected in educational…

Top Five Reasons to Earn a Data Science Degree in 2017

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Data Science is everywhere and as the fastest growing field, 2017 is a great time to earn a data science degree. You are almost certainly reading this article because someone, somewhere, told you that earning a data science degree a good idea.…

Data Industry Resolutions for 2017

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Here’s some data science industry resolution ideas you can still commit to in 2017 – and how they can benefit you and your career opportunities. While many companies have make the move to make big data and data-based decision-making a…
automatic data collection occurs on the highway

With or Without Your Knowing: Automatic Data Collection

There are many ways to collect data including surveys, interviews and research experiments. Most data is collected with the knowledge and consent of the people involved. But in recent decades, with the growth of the Internet and other computer…
Some graphs can report incorrect data findings due to lying with statistics

Not the Whole Truth: Lying with Statistics

Data analysis and the field of statistics are thought to be hard sciences: data is gathered, analyzed using certain processes – often precise mathematical ones – and findings are reported. But this is not always the case. We do not always…

Gender Salary Gaps Persist: Sociological Studies

Sociology is one of many social sciences. Like practitioners of other sciences, sociologists collect and analyze data in order to describe conditions in their field and to explain the how and why trends and data are the way they are. One of…
Libriaries are storehouses of data

Storehouses of Data

Data Central: The Library What is one of the most common storehouses of data in any community? The library. And who maintains all this information? Librarians, of course. So librarians are far from immune to needing to understand how to collect,…
Demographic Study

Youth populations and uprisings: A demographic study

Demographics, the study of populations, is all about data. A demographic study collects population data and identify relationships between it and what is happening in the world. Predictions based on these relationships are often made and solutions…