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Portfolio Project Examples for Independent Data Science Projects

Are you a data scientist who is interested in doing independent portfolio projects to sharpen your skills? Then I strongly suggest you get a coach or a mentor.

Portfolio project examples are sometimes needed for newbies in data science who are looking to complete independent projects. This blog post provides some great examples of independent projects you can do with datasets available online!

Internship Strategy for Data Science: Download our Guide!

In data science, you can learn applied skills by being part of an internship at a noted organization.

Internship strategy for data science is not obvious, and even if you are in a college program, they often expect you to find your own internship. Download our internship strategy guide and get the experience you want!

Understanding Legacy Data in a Relational World

Data systems started being in use in the 1960s and 1970s, but these were flat systems, usually using IBM mainframes.

Understanding legacy data is necessary if you want to analyze datasets that are extracted from old systems. This knowledge is still relevant, as we still use these old systems today, as I discuss in my blog post.

Applications Basics for Data Analysts and Statisticians

Many people trained in healthcare and public health do not know much about applications.

Applications basics are now essential knowledge if you want to do data science in healthcare. Get a crash course in applications basics!

REDCap Mess: How it Got There, and How to Clean it Up

REDCap mess on your hands? The REDCap designers made the application so loosey goosey, you can really program yourself into a messy corner if you don't plan well.

REDCap mess happens often in research shops, and it’s an analysis showstopper! Read my blog post to learn my secret tricks for breaking through the barriers and getting on with data analytics!

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the NACCHO?

You may have wondered if public health workers who are employed by local public health departments have a professional society devoted just to them. That's NACCHO.

You may already know that NACCHO is NOT cheese – but what is it? It’s a professional society for local public health officials. Read my blog post to learn what NACCHO does, and who it serves.

Data Curation Solution to Confusing Options in R Package UpSetR

It is possible to use data curation to solve the problem of a confusion vector containing options.

Data curation solution that I posted recently with my blog post showing how to do upset plots in R using the UpSetR package was itself kind of a masterpiece. Therefore, I thought I’d dedicate this blog post to explaining how and why I did it.

Native Formats in SAS and R for Data Are Different: Here’s How!

Why use particular data formats for different programming languages in statistics? Because the programs can then process the data faster and with more accuracy.

Native formats in SAS and R of data objects have different qualities – and there are reasons behind these differences. Learn about them in this blog post!

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the ASPPH?

Go to the ASPPH web page to search for accredited programs in public health higher education in the United States and around the world

Are you aware of the ASPPH as a public health organization, but you just don’t know what it does, or how it fits into the bigger picture? I give a quick explainer of the ASPPH and its role in public health education.

US Public Health Alphabet Soup Explained: What is the APHA?

The American Public Health Association is the professional society for the occupation of public health rather than healthcare.

Curious about the American Public Health Association (APHA) – what it does, and where it fits into the bigger picture of public health organizations? I delve into these topics, and explain how you can get involved.

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