Data Cleaning: A Technical Perspective

Data Cleaning: A Technical Perspective

Introduction As data is collected daily through the heavy use of computers and the internet, we continue to be plagued by the problem of dirty data. Data that is error prone or inconsistent leads to bad outcomes, such as misguided decision making (e.g. inaccurate...
How to Pull Data From the Cloud: Things to Consider

How to Pull Data From the Cloud: Things to Consider

More and more applications (software) are residing in the cloud. In the past, these applications were often viewed as black boxes. This means the end user sees an interface but has little insight into the processing that goes on within them. But that approach has been...
Top IPEDS Submission Mistakes: Based on Real Conversations

Top IPEDS Submission Mistakes: Based on Real Conversations

The IPEDS submission process is typically not a smooth one. From accessing to collecting to validating to formatting IPEDS data, there are numerous stages where mistakes can – and often do – occur. We’ve assembled a list of some of the most common mistakes made during...
Improving Accessibility for Argos Dashboards

Improving Accessibility for Argos Dashboards

When designing a dashboard, you’re usually thinking about things like which parameters are required, the type of information your users want to see, and how you can lay everything out on the form so that it makes sense. What you might not have thought about is...
Best Practices for Dashboard Design

Best Practices for Dashboard Design

The difference between an art museum and an art gallery is subtle. Museums showcase art for the art enthusiast – for interest, critique or discussion. Museums tend to be grandiose, containing all types of art, separated by theme or artist. While art galleries also...
Best Practices for Charting

Best Practices for Charting

“One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” The phrase, often attributed to Fred Barnard after it appeared in the advertising trade journal Printer’s Ink, also applies to the visual presentation of data. While our focus is often on higher education, the above idiom...
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