Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Activity: Explain an analysis you've done - Activity Description & Resources
#1
Hi, Everyone!

So sorry about the delay in posting this activity. As mentioned in the podcast episode, this activity is about practicing communication and receiving feedback - two very important aspects of becoming a data scientist.

So, the idea is to record yourself (audio or video), or otherwise write out a 'script' describing an analysis you've completed that is visible online. Keep it short - this isn't a full-on conference presentation, but just a summary of what you did, how you did it, and what the results mean. We're not looking for totally polished formal presentations, but just straightforward clear explanations.

Then, we will check out each others' work and description of it, and give constructive feedback. Was there a section where you droned on for an unnecessarily long time? Could your analysis use a little more in-depth explanation in parts? Can people understand what it is you did and what you concluded? Does your explanation of your approach make sense?

Target your presentation at a general, but knowledgeable, audience - imaging showing your analysis to someone with some technical know-how and a basic understanding of the domain (subject area), but who is not a data scientist. For instance, imagine presenting to a non-technical colleague or manager at your workplace.

Below are some resources if you need some guidance. Please share any resources you like that could help others with this activity, or links to other people's great presentations of analyses, in the thread below for reference.


Telling a Story with Data, from Deloitte University Press


Suggestions for Presenting Impactful Analysis


Communicating Data Analysis Effectively


How to Speak So That People Want to Listen


Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset


Present a project you've done here in the Data Science Learning Club, something you've done for school or work, or maybe a simple summary of a cool dataset you found online. Anything goes! Start a new thread to post a link to your recording and solicit feedback. I look forward to seeing your presentations, and I will eventually come back here and post one myself in the future!

Renee



P.S. To everyone critiquing one anothers' analyses: please be constructive and not unnecessarily negative!
The Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Data Science Learning Club is now sponsored by Data CampSee this thread for more info and a coupon. (must be logged-in to view)
Reply
#2
I should add - the analyses you present don't have to be polished and final! Feel free to present a work in progress!

The focus is on clearly explaining things, not on having a "showcase piece" analysis.
The Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Data Science Learning Club is now sponsored by Data CampSee this thread for more info and a coupon. (must be logged-in to view)
Reply
 


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

About Becoming A Data Scientist

BecomingADataScientist.com is a blog created by Renee Teate to track her path from "SQL Data Analyst pursuing an Engineering Master's Degree" to "Data Scientist". She created this club so participants can work together and help one another learn data science. See her other site DataSciGuide for more learning resources.

Sponsored by DataCamp!