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### How to Tell When Statistics Are Bullshit

We asked Tim Harford, host of statistics podcast More Or Less, how we can find out when newspapers and politicians are being liberal with the truth.<p>In this world of competing and confusing numbers, <i>More or Less,</i> a statistics show hosted by Tim Harford, is a small oasis of mathematical rigor in a sea …

### Bayes's Theorem: What's the Big Deal?

I’m not sure when I first heard of Bayes’ theorem. But I only really started paying attention to it over the last decade, after a few of my wonkier …

British Philosophy### The Great Statistical Schism

What is probability? This sounds like a discussion question for a philosophy class, one of those questions that’s fun to think about but that doesn’t …

### Correlation and Linear Regression

Before going into complex model building, looking at data relation is a sensible step to understand how your different variable interact together. …

### An Introduction to Linear Models for Data Science

Data science is a new field, and it isn’t always obvious what makes a good data scientist. What should they know? Tools, frameworks, and technologies …

### Seven Techniques for Data Dimensionality Reduction

<b>By Rosaria Silipo.</b><p>The recent explosion of data set size, in number of records and attributes, has triggered the development of a number of big data …

Data Science### Why do we make statistics so hard for our students?

<i>(Warning: long and slightly wonkish)</i><p>If you’re like me, you’re continually frustrated by the fact that undergraduate students struggle to understand …

Mathematics### 7 Ways to Improve your Predictive Models

This is a figure I dug up from an old slide deck I prepared years ago for a workshop on predictive modeling. it illustrates what I think of as the …

### Books to Read if You Might Be Interested in Data Science

A couple weeks ago, I asked on twitter, “What book do you think is the best ‘What is data science?’ intro book? Tool agnostic, concept-focused? (The …

### Analytics vs Data Science

The lines between analytics and data science can definitely be very blurry. Different companies might call the same position by two different names, …

Data Science### Data Science Project Checklist To Use Before You Start A Project To Convey You Can Actually Get Work Done

You're relatively new to DS, you're about to start project, and you're looking to make sure that you're going to be on the right track so that you …

Data Science### The 8 Key Skills of a Data Scientist

With the rise of Big Data in the past few years, a new breed of analysts has gained massive exposure. The so-called “Data Scientists” are considered …

### 5 steps to actually learn data science

<b>By Vik Paruchuri (Dataquest.io)</b>.<p>It’s an exciting time for data science. The field is new, but growing quickly. There’s huge demand for data …

### Job Description for a Data Scientist

Looking for a job description for a data scientist but don’t know where to start? In a recent post I talked about the need to focus on deep …

Data Science### How to think like a data scientist

Data science is about finding signals buried in the noise. It’s tough to do, but there is a certain way of thinking about it that I’ve found useful. …

Data Science### How to Train Your Data Scientist (the softer side) - by Kimberly Nevala

As this diagram shows, the perfect data scientist is a fearsome creature. A mythical beast with an astute business acumen and a comprehensive …

Data Science### Understanding Bayes: How to become a Bayesian in eight easy steps

How to become a Bayesian in eight easy steps: An annotated reading list<p><i>(TLDR: We wrote an annotated reading list to get you started in learning</i> …

Data Science### Election Tech: How to make yourself a DIY data scientist

TechRepublic has used big data and social media as a lens to understand the 2016 US presidential race. You can use our simple method to gain deep …

### Where Successful Data Scientists Sit

I often hear data science leaders pose this question:<p>Where should my data scientists sit?<p>People generally agree on two ways to organize a</b> …

Data Science### Data visualisation

A guide on how best to structure charts commonly used in statistical commentary.<p>Advice on which chart types are most appropriate to visualise the …