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Analytics Dispatch 11/16/2020

We’re all dashboard junkies now

BE CAREFUL
COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
If you attend a small dinner party in Los Angeles, how many people there are likely to be infected with COVID-19? What about a wedding in South Dakota? A 20-person meeting in Pittsburgh? - COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool

OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO
A Review of Spatial Causal Inference Methods for Environmental and Epidemiological Applications
“Spatial casual inference poses analytic challenges due to complex correlation structures and interference between the treatment at one location and the outcomes at others.” - DeepAI

PROBLEM FIRST
The Best Parts of Data Science Isn't Even the Tech
If you’re feeling like a “data lackey” that never gets to work on “sexy technical problems,” remember this: true impact is measured by the mark it leaves on the world, not the tool used to make it. - Counting Stuff

REFRESH REFRESH REFRESH
Have We All Become Dashboard Junkies?
For many of us in this pandemic, dashboards are the main way we gauge the virus’s reach and impact. When you’re building such a dashboard, here are a few simple guidelines to place user’s needs first. - UNICEF: Evidence for Action

BIG PERSONALITIES
Communicating Data is About Handling Egos and Emotions
Having a bit of emotional intelligence and being prepared for scenarios where people may be openly rude and hostile goes a long way toward your analysis landing. - Evergreen Data

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