datatalkMost people are familiar with the famous quote from the Wizard of Oz movie, “Pay no attention to the man behind that curtain.”  When doing data analysis, reporting, and predictive modeling, the importance of the behind the scenes preparation of data is one that is often overlooked.  Challenges are often faced with the quality of the data, the multiple and disparate formats that are involved, and the labor spent in preparing it.  In this #DataTalk, the panelists will discuss best practices on how to prepare data, the importance of up front data prep, and the benefits of creating reusable, repeatable processes.

Panelists for the #DataTalk included:

Lori Lindenberg, Data Analyst, University of North Dakota
Michael Sandick, VP of Student Affairs and Institutional Research, College of Westchester
Richard Horne, ‎Associate Director, Research, Development at Yale University