Tag Archives: data management

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.

Interview Preparation for Data Science Positions: Tips and Tricks

You can actually prepare for interviewing for data science positions by doing certain activities, like looking up common questions, and practicing answers.

Interview preparation for data science jobs can involve taking several simple, actionable steps to make yourself feel confident and ready to answer questions with ease. Read my blog post for my tips and tricks!

Counting Rows in SAS and R Use Totally Different Strategies

If you are a data scientist working with large datasets, you need to learn the commands to count both columns and rows in the dataset, whether you are using SAS or R.

Counting rows in SAS and R is approached differently, because the two programs process data in different ways. Read my blog post where I describe both ways.

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.

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

The Agency for Healthcare Quality Research gives out grants to study ways to improve healthcare through research and application

Want to know what AHRQ stands for, what it does, and how all that relates to US public health? AHRQ is a main player in public health – even though it is technically supposed to be focused on healthcare.

“Bad Blood” Highlights the Issues with No Administrative Barrier between Research and Clinical Data: Part 5 of 5

In order to get approval by the food and drug administration clinical and research data have to be organized

Read my last post in a series on data-related misconduct at startup Theranos outlined in the book, “Bad Blood”, where I discuss their lack of administrative barrier between research and clinical data.

“Bad Blood” is a Lesson in How Bad Leadership Leads to Bad Data: Part 4 of 5

Data science leaders do not always realize they are responsible for writing policies about governance and data stewardship

As a data science leader, what should you put in place so your organization doesn’t end up a data mess like startup Theranos? This blog posts provides guidance.

“Bad Blood” Demonstrates how a Lack of Product Description Leads to Data Science Misconduct: Part 2 of 5

In order to operationalize your data variables, you need to have clear product descriptions

This blog post talks about how lack of product description led to data-related misconduct at Theranos, because they could never nail down exactly what they were trying to do.