Discussion

According to Kirk (2016), most of your time will be spent working with your data.  The four following group actions were mentioned by Kirk (2016):

  • Data acquisition: Gathering the raw material
  • Data examination: Identifying physical properties and meaning
  • Data transformation: Enhancing your data through modification and consolidation
  • Data exploration: Using exploratory analysis and research techniques to learn

Select 1 data action and elaborate on the actions performed in that action group.