Tag: Data Science

Uncle Bob’s Volkswagen | Data Science Ethics Part 2

In this post we’ll delve into the data science portion of “Ethics in Data Science”. We’ll look at our current system of self-regulation, possible models of external regulation, and the implications for ethical data scientists. This is the second in a series. If you haven’t already, catch up and read part one. Uncle Bob’s talk Robert…
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Ethics Start From Within | Ethics in Data Science Part 1

I will show you how I make ethical decisions. Our culture and profession of data science is young and evolving. The following is how I try to stay ethical while enjoying the ride.

Data Analysis in Action: LA Traffic

Jai is a Data scientist with Acorn who specializes in building models that help our team understand the avalanche of numbers that come in from our clients.    If you like the work you just read and want to work the Acorn Team  fill out the Contact Us form and we’ll be in touch. 

Why You Should Switch to Time Series Analysis

If you answered yes to all of the below, you should switch to time series analysis; Does your business of work with humans? Would you like to understand them? Influence them? Do you use data for that? Most people in the business of serving humans or crunching data will need to consider where their analytics…
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Survey Responses Gone Bad

Do you think all the responses in that survey of yours are equal in value? Think again. Read on to find how your survey responses fail and how it will affect in your data analysis. A screenshot showing a glimpse of data in a real employee engagement survey. Check out the picture above. The picture…
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Business Growth Metrics

Business growth is easier with more than one metric. Trying to apply the “One Metric That Matters” (OMTM) to a company you wish to be successful is a myopic recipe for failure. Instead, you must use a collection of metrics to provide a realistic assessment.

The Deadly “One Metric That Matters”

Companies require more than one metric to succeed. Have you heard of the “one metric that matters” (OMTM)? This concept was first introduced to me through the book Lean Analytics, by Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz. I have a lot of respect for Ben and Alistair. I’m a proud owner of two copies of Lean…
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Grayscale Testing Graphs

TL;DR: Because of printers and colorblindness the color palette of your chart, graph, or data visualization must work in grayscale. While we analytics nuts were conducting research on color schemes most appropriate for a data visualization for one of our clients, I happened to enter the phrase, “colors to use in charts” into Google. At…
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