Handling data disagreements: Argue with and about data

What you’ll learn

Being able to argue over data is an important analytics capability today, as data is not always clear-cut in terms of its quality, interpretation or application. You need to learn how to argue with and about data and have good fights over it to get the most value from it. This is what this chapter will instruct you to do. Companies such as the industry group Swiss Re or the Technical University of Sydney consider arguing with data and managing data disagreements key elements of data literacy. So let’s get ready to rumble.

Data conversation

Setting:A meeting room in the upper floor of a large building complex. Participants: a corporate merger and acquisition ...

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