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How to Write Data Analysis Reports in Six Easy Lessons

In every data analysis, putting the analysis and the results into a comprehensible report is the final, and for some, the biggest hurdle. The goal of a technical report is to communicate information. However, the technical information is difficult to … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 6—Get Acceptance.

Data analysis reports have to go through one more hurdle after they are completely written. They have to be approved for acceptance by a gatekeeper. The approval for acceptance may involve allowing report distribution, starting the publishing process, issuing payment … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 5—Get It Done.

Perhaps the hardest part of writing a data analysis report is just getting it completed. It takes discipline and persistence to stay on track. Even so, it’s easy to get distracted. Sometimes the problem is that the story of the … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 4—Get Their Attention.

If you’re writing a report about statistics, you have to expect that many readers will lose interest after a while, if they even had it to begin with. So, in writing the report, think about how you might engage your … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 3—Know Your Route.

You’ve been taught since high school to start with an outline. Nothing has  changed with that. However, there are many possible outlines you can follow depending on your audience and what they expect. The first thing you have to decide … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 2—Know Your Audience.

Every self-help article about technical writing starts by telling readers to consider their audience. Even so, probably few report writers do. In a statistical analysis, you usually start by considering the characteristics of the population about which you want to … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 1—Know Your Content.

In every data analysis, putting the analysis and the results into a comprehensible report is the final, and for some, the biggest hurdle. The goal of a technical report is to communicate information. However, the technical information is difficult to … Continue reading

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What Type of Data Scientist are You?

Read any popular business magazine and you’re sure to find an article about how data science is the wave of the future. Since 2011, after fifty years of wandering through the halls of academia, real world employment of data scientists … Continue reading

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Limits of Confusion

A confidence interval is the numerical interval around the mean of a sample from a population that has a certain confidence of including the mean of the entire population. “Say what?” OK, let’s take it one point at a time. … Continue reading

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A Picture Worth 140,000 Words

Even if it’s been a while since your last statistics class, when you read Stats with Cats: The Domesticated Guide to Statistics, Models, Graphs, and Other Breeds of Data Analysis you’ll figure out that there’s much more to data analysis … Continue reading

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