Resources > Podcasts

[Charles Wheelan Author of Naked Statistics] Why Data Projects Should Start with “Why”

[Charles Wheelan Author of Naked Statistics] Why Data Projects Should Start with “Why”

“I don’t love statistics. I don’t love economics. I love what economics and statistics can do for me.” – Charles Wheelan

In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richardson interviews Charles Wheelan, senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and author of several books, including Naked Statistics, Naked Economics and Naked Money.

They discuss:

  • How to approach complicated topics like data and statistics when that’s not your area of expertise
  • Examples of organizations using data brilliantly and examples of why data might fail
  • Why persistence and investment are needed for successful quality data collection
  • Why do we have to approach metrics cautiously to prevent distortion

Find all of Charles resources at https://charleswheelan.com/

Continued Learning
Data Science for Business Leaders
This course teaches you how to partner with data professionals to uncover business value, make informed decisions and solve problems. Learn More

Business-Driven Data Analysis
This course teaches a proven, repeatable approach that you can leverage across data projects and toolsets to deliver timely data analysis with actionable insights. Learn More

Author

  • Pragmatic Institute is the transformational partner for today’s businesses, providing immediate impact through actionable and practical training for product, design and data teams. Our courses are taught by industry experts with decades of hands-on experience, and include a complete ecosystem of training, resources and community. This focus on dynamic instruction and continued learning has delivered impactful education to over 200,000 alumni worldwide over the last 30 years.

Author:

Other Resources in this Series

Most Recent

Podcast

Why Data is a Business Asset and How to Measure Its Value

“I encourage clients to do more automation, diagnostic, predictive or prescriptive work with their data. That's where the real value happens. Not in looking backward at lagging indicators.” - Douglas Laney   In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richa...
Category: Data Science
Podcast

GoDaddy’s Senior Data Scientist on Evaluating Customer Lifetime Value

This episode is from our latest Product Chat webinar >> watch the webinar Customer life value (CLV) is a key indicator for businesses to better understand long-term and financial viability. A high CLV translates into brand loyalty, increases in sales...
Category: Data Science

OTHER PodcastS

Podcast

Why Data is a Business Asset and How to Measure Its Value

“I encourage clients to do more automation, diagnostic, predictive or prescriptive work with their data. That's where the real value happens. Not in looking backward at lagging indicators.” - Douglas Laney   In this episode of Data Chats, Chris Richa...
Category: Data Science
Podcast

GoDaddy’s Senior Data Scientist on Evaluating Customer Lifetime Value

This episode is from our latest Product Chat webinar >> watch the webinar Customer life value (CLV) is a key indicator for businesses to better understand long-term and financial viability. A high CLV translates into brand loyalty, increases in sales...
Category: Data Science

Sign up to stay up to date on the latest industry best practices.

Sign up to received invites to upcoming webinars, updates on our recent podcast episodes and the latest on industry best practices.

Training on Your Schedule

Fill out the form today and our sales team will help you schedule your private Pragmatic training today.

Subscribe

Subscribe

Training on Your Schedule

Fill out the form today and our sales team will help you schedule your private Pragmatic training today.