Data-Driven Strategy Leads to Historic Win for Brentford Football Club

A few years ago I wrote an article about the NBA’s use of data analytics and statistics to recruit players for future seasons. It appears that the NBA is not the only sports league to turn to statistics when deciding which players they should offer spots to on their teams.

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Recap: Brittany Kaiser, Whistle Blower of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Scandal interview on "No Lie with Bryan Tyler Cohen"

Brittany Kaiser, a data rights activist and co-founder of Own Your Data Foundation, a nonprofit that teaches people of all ages about data intelligence sat down with Bryan Tyler Cohen on his podcast, “No Lie" in late December 2020. Kaiser is best known for being the whistle blower who exposed her former company Cambridge Analytica’s abuse of data in world-wide elections such as Brexit and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election. Today, she fights for more technology-first legislation while also teaching people how to protect their data through her nonprofit.

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The Importance of Story Telling in Data Analytics

The most successful data analysts are able to take key data and weave it into a story to convey their point to stakeholders. This is often called a “data story” and is used by analysts who are presenting to an audience who may not understand the intricacies of data. They do this by presenting their findings visually – which is easier for most people to comprehend.  Often time this is through graphs, charts, or other visualization tools like infographics. But is a data story really that important in the world of statistics?

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BYU Introduces an Analytics Course focusing on Sports Statistics

Brigham Young University is exploring how statistics coincide with sports in their newest data class taught by Zach Knowlton, a Senior Data Scientist at Progressive Leasing and now an Adjunct Professor at the university.

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