Author: Kristin Briney

Book Review: How Charts Lie

Continuing in my pandemic reading of data books, next up is “How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information” by Alberto Cairo. (I didn’t plan to be a predominately book review blog, but I need a way to channel the … Continue reading

Recent Publications

It’s always nice to have new publications to put up on the blog, especially when they’re all things I’ve been working on for at least a year. If you’re interested in privacy and data and libraries, I hope you check … Continue reading

Book Review: Invisible Women

The book, Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, is one of those books that I’m going to shove toward my unsuspecting friends and say “read this!”, it’s so good. It’s validating for women, will be eye-opening … Continue reading

Pivot Tables

One of my recent posts touched how powerful R is for data cleaning and manipulation, but I want to take a step back and recognize that a ton of science gets done in Excel. And while Excel has many limitations … Continue reading

Managing Your Literature

I’m putting my librarian hat on for today’s post as we’re looking at citation managers. There’s a lot to love about this type of software (easy citation formatting!!!) but in essence, they’re a tool for managing a specific type of … Continue reading

Adding R to the Data Toolkit

I’ve officially jumped on the R bandwagon. I worked on a project last year for which R turned out to be the best solution to tackling a lot of messy data (OpenRefine was not reproducible enough and let’s not even … Continue reading