For the most part, people are very trusting when it comes to data. Most don’t hear statistics on the news or see graph visualizations and think, “I bet the data is wrong.” We presume the black box is doing its job right. But…the nerds know. The nerds are these people that are inside that black box looking at the actual data. Nerds would have you know that not only is the data wrong, but it is wrong every time. It’s just a matter of amplitude. 

Nerds warning about data quality mostly look like hand waving to the rest of us and we tell ourselves, “the nerds will figure it out.” But there are times when data quality meets a failed human process which turns our gaze to the nerds. With ... subscribe to read more

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