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Jul 10 2018   2:15AM GMT

alternative data

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


Alternative data is information gathered from non-traditional information sources. Analysis of alternative data can provide insights beyond that which an industry’s regular data sources are capable of providing. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“Businesses looking to get real value out of big data, and avoid overwhelming their systems, need to be selective about what they analyze.” – Ed Burns

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Quiz Yourself
What type of statistical analysis uses a representative subset of data points to identify patterns and trends in a larger data set?
a. data sampling
b. data sipping

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