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Analytics Dispatch 12/13/2021

Why data scientists quit

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Why So Many Data Scientists Quit Good Jobs at Great Companies A look at why the "sexiest job of the 21st century" has lost its appeal. - Start It Up

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Unrepresentative Big Surveys Significantly Overestimated US Vaccine Uptake
"Our central message is that data quality matters more than data quantity, and that compensating the former with the latter is a mathematically provable losing proposition." - Nature

WHO WOULDA THOUGHT?
The Biggest Misconception in Data Visualization
Instead of designing charts that help us “best visualize the data,” we should create charts that best answer a specific question or that best communicate a specific insight about the data. - Practical Reporting

BACK TO SCHOOL
Introduction to R
This is for the folks out there who have heard about R or want to learn, but have no idea where to start. - Jenny Sloane

HARD BUT WORTH IT
Data is for Dashboards
Defining metrics and creating dashboards isn’t banal busywork that gets in the way of “the more rewarding aspects” of analysts’ jobs. It’s one of the most important things that we do. - benn.substack

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