Category: dataAnalysis

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

Spreadsheet Best Practices

I gave a webinar recently on tools and tips for data management. While many of the themes I spoke about have been covered here previously (though you should really check out the webinar slides – they’re awesome), I realized that I … Continue reading

Zero v. Null

An important aspect of data management is performing quality control on your data. This means checking your data for errors, ensuring consistent formatting, documenting the meaning of your variables, etc. Also under the umbrella of quality control is how to … Continue reading