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2017-10-11

Matsui, E. & Peng, R. D. *The Art of Data Science*. (Leanpub, 2015).

- General introduction
- 5 core activities of data analysis
- Epicycles within each core activity
- ATM example
- Practical example

- Stating and refining the question
- Exploring the data
- Building formal statistical models
- Interpreting the results
- Communicating the results

- Set expectations
- Test expectations
- Revise expectations

Stating and refining the question

How has educational attainment changed in the united states since 1950?

Exploring the data

Check that recent population estimates are ~ 330M!

Building formal statistical models

Make a plot of education over time / make a statistical models!

Interpreting the results

State the rate of increase or decrease explicitly…

Communicating the results

Present results in a way that people can understand…