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How to Analyze Text

Statisticians love to analyze numbers, but what do they do when what they want to explore is unformatted text? It happens all the time. The text may come from open-ended responses on surveys, social networking sites, email, online reviews, public … Continue reading

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Top 50 Statistics Blogs And Websites on the Web

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 6—Get Acceptance.

Data analysis reports have to go through one more hurdle after they are completely written. They have to be approved for acceptance by a gatekeeper. The approval for acceptance may involve allowing report distribution, starting the publishing process, issuing payment … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 5—Get It Done.

Perhaps the hardest part of writing a data analysis report is just getting it completed. It takes discipline and persistence to stay on track. Even so, it’s easy to get distracted. Sometimes the problem is that the story of the … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 4—Get Their Attention.

If you’re writing a report about statistics, you have to expect that many readers will lose interest after a while, if they even had it to begin with. So, in writing the report, think about how you might engage your … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 3—Know Your Route.

You’ve been taught since high school to start with an outline. Nothing has  changed with that. However, there are many possible outlines you can follow depending on your audience and what they expect. The first thing you have to decide … Continue reading

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How to Write Data Analysis Reports. Lesson 2—Know Your Audience.

Every self-help article about technical writing starts by telling readers to consider their audience. Even so, probably few report writers do. In a statistical analysis, you usually start by considering the characteristics of the population about which you want to … Continue reading

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