Do you understand your data—really? Do you have the nagging sense that signals—things that matter—are slipping by unnoticed? Do you wonder if you’re spending time tracking the right metrics? Data analysis in most organizations produces only a small fraction of its potential for useful insights.
This is because most people who do this work have never been trained in the skills of data exploration and analysis. When presented with a new data set, they don’t know how to get the lay of the land—the context that’s necessary for analytical insights—and they don’t know how to separate signals from the noise. At any one point in time, only a small portion of an organization’s data is useful for decision making. The rest is noise. Increases in data volume, velocity, and variety are more a problem than a benefit unless you know how to find and decipher signals.
In this advanced data exploration and analysis course, Stephen Few takes participants beyond the basic skills that are taught in his books Show Me the Numbers and Now You See It, by teaching the next level of statistical and data visualization skills that are required for signal detection. Only the signals matter.
2013 - 2014Order or take a peek >