The Elements of Data Analytic Style

March 18, 2015

Topic

Statistics  / 

The Elements of Data Analytic Style coverThe Elements of Data Analytic Style by John Hopkins biostatistics professor Jeff Leek is a non-technical guide to the stuff they don’t always cover in Stat 101, and it’s priced as pay-what-you-want. In short, it tells you how to be a good data analyst.

I just started flipping through it, and the text is straightforward with a lot of practical advice, based on experience. It takes you from tidying your data, to exploratory analysis, causality, presenting your results, and reproducibility. Lots of bullet points and common pitfalls.

Get it now. And while you’re at it, you might also be interested in the Data Science specialization from Leek and his John Hopkins cronies on Coursera.