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Name: A theoretical model for the data analysis process based on cognitive science
ID: m35970
Language: English (en)
Summary: Many people perform data analysis, but few have offered a theoretical model for the process. The descriptions that have been offered disagree with each other and appear to be based on personal intuition. This module examines the accuracy of conceptualizing data analysis as a sense making process, as described in cognitive science literature. A review of 11 articles that feature data analysis tasks suggests that a sense making model for data analysis would be accurate. Future work will examine if and how statistical data analysis safeguards itself against the sources of bias contained in the sense making process.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: data analysis, sense making, statistics
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Garrett Grolemund (grolemund@rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: Garrett Grolemund (grolemund@rice.edu)
Maintainers: Garrett Grolemund (grolemund@rice.edu)

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Nov 10, 2010 2:32 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Nov 10, 2010 3:36 pm -0600

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Version: 1.1 Nov 10, 2010 3:36 pm -0600 by Garrett Grolemund
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