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  • Data Science: A Simple Introduction – What You Need to Know

    Data Science: A Simple Introduction – What You Need to Know

    People often use the term “Data Science” to mean anything from general data analysis to machine learning or Ai. But what really is data science? In this post, I will explain my view of data science as one of the first recipients of a data science Ph.D. I will provide a broad overview of data…

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  • How to Define ‘Statistics’: A Simple Guide to Inference

    How to Define ‘Statistics’: A Simple Guide to Inference

    You may have taken a statistics course in high school or college, but could you define the word ‘statistic’? Classes often fail to explain the definition of a statistic at the beginning of the course, before diving into calculating specific statistics. In this post, I will discuss what statistics are, and how we can use…

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  • How to Make Math Fun for Kids: 5 Creative Ways

    How to Make Math Fun for Kids: 5 Creative Ways

    When I tell people I am a data scientist, the next thing they say to me usually is, “So you must like math…” or, “Oh, I hated math in high school.” I believe math has gotten a bad reputation over the last few decades. Numbers do not have to be scary or boring. In fact,…

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  • What is a Sample and How To Take One?

    What is a Sample and How To Take One?

    A data scientist needs to understand where their data comes from and how it was collected. This understanding comes from learning statistical inference and sampling techniques. In this post, I will discuss ways of choosing a sample (called sampling designs) and the pros and cons of each. To learn more about statistical inference, please see…

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