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Classification Crosswalks: Strategies in Data Transformation

What if you have too many categories in a categorical variable? Your cardinality is too high for a chi-square analysis.

Classification crosswalks are easy to make, and can help you reduce cardinality in categorical variables, making for insightful data science portfolio projects with only descriptive statistics. Read my blog post for guidance!

Project Management Terminology for Public Health Data Scientists

If you are a health data analyst or a biostatistician, we might find computer programmers and application developers use different terminology for the same ideas and concepts.

Project management terminology is often used around epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and health data scientists, and it’s often hard for us to admit we aren’t familiar with some of the terms. Watch my videos and take my Applications Basics course to get up to speed with vocabulary from the health application development domain.

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

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the federal agency in the United States in charge of reservation health.

“What is the IHS?” is a reasonable question to ask, because there are a few things that are very special about the IHS and its healthcare facilities. At first glance, these special characteristics may seem positive, but they actually have devastating unintended consequences, as I describe in my blog post.

Making Upset Plots with R Package UpSetR Helps Visualize Patterns of Attributes

If you are having trouble setting options using R making plots, then you should read this blog post.

Making upset plots with R package UpSetR is an easy way to visualize patterns of attributes in your data. My blog post demonstrates making patterns of co-morbidities in health survey respondents from the BRFSS, and walks you through setting text and color options in the code.

Need an Online Curriculum in Data Science or Public Health that is Engaging? Here are my Freebies and Hacks!

This blog post talks about how I use deeper learning principles when I develop online curricula for public health and data science.

Need online curriculum in data science or public health that keeps the learners engaged? I share a links to free resources as well as my hacks to interest high!

Announcing the Publication of my New SAS Book on Data Warehousing

Learn how to do data warehousing in SAS. You can purchase this book and use the code in it to help you.

SAS is known for big data and data warehousing, but how do you actually design and build a SAS data warehouse or data lake? What datasets do you include? How do you transform them? How do you serve warehouse users? How do you manage your developers? This book has your answers!

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