Tag Archives: data curation

PowerPoint for Visualizations: A Simple Tool for Minimizing Complexity

A picture is worth 1,000 words – and one of the easiest tools you can use to make images is PowerPoint! But PowerPoint wants to make slides, not diagrams, so it likes to fight with you. Want to learn specific features of Microsoft PowerPoint you can use to make excellent data curation visualizations?

PowerPoint for visualizations is an easy choice – but you have to do a lot of hacks and configurations to get the software to do what you want. Take my online course and learn my tricks!

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!

Querying the GHDx Database: Demonstration and Review of Application

Many data scientists interested in health are looking to query the Global Burden of Disease database, also known as the GHDx

Querying the GHDx database is challenging because of its difficult user interface, but mastering it will allow you to access country-level health data for comparisons! See my demonstration!

Paid Mentoring for Data Science: Is it Worth the Cost?

If you are wondering if you should set up a paid mentoring relationship with a data science mentor, you definitely want to read this. You want to make sure you get your money's worth.

Paid mentoring for data science can be worth the cost in certain circumstances – but not others. My blog post provides guidance on hiring a paid mentor.

SAS-R Integration Example: Transform in R, Analyze in SAS!

You can use SAS and R together in one project. I show you how to develop an analytic dataset in R and put it in SAS ODA for analysis.

Looking for a SAS-R integration example that uses the best of both worlds? I show you a use-case where I was in a hurry, and did transformation in R with the analysis in SAS!

Data Science of Data Collection: Free Course and Course Series!

“Understanding Research Forms, Surveys and Instruments” is a 6-course online tutorial series aimed at graduate students and new researchers so they learn how to collect data properly, and do not make mistakes that can cost them their degree or job promotion!

Learn the “data science of data collection” through my free introductory course! If you want to learn more, continue with the whole six-course series. Great for graduate students and QA/QI professionals!

Sort Order, Formats, and Operators: A Tour of The SAS Documentation Page

SAS software sorting a to z or using arithmetic operators

Get to know three of my favorite SAS documentation pages: the one with sort order, the one that lists all the SAS formats, and the one that explains all the SAS operators and expressions!

Data Curation Course: Learn Data Curation Online from LinkedIn Learning!

Learn how to do data curation on LinkedIn Learning!

Curation files are especially helpful for communicating about data on teams. Learn more about what you’ll learn when you take my online LinkedIn Learning data curation course!

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