Chapter 2: Data Management Foundations

Introduction

Matching Form to Function

JMP Data Tables

Data Types and Modeling Types

Data Types

Modeling Types

Basics of Relational Databases

Conclusion

References

Introduction

Data analysis and modeling requires raw data in digital form. At some point in the investigative process, a person or an automated sensor captured data from a real world event or entity and entered and recorded it digitally. People make decisions about what to capture, when to capture, how much to capture and how best to organize data, and these decisions can be based on numerous considerations. This chapter introduces some of the decision alternatives as well as some of the basic building blocks of data representation, and we will ...

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