The Elements of Data Analytic Style
The Elements of Data Analytic Style
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The Elements of Data Analytic Style

Last updated on 2015-03-02

About the Book

Data analysis is at least as much art as it is science. This book is focused on the details of data analysis that sometimes fall through the cracks in traditional statistics classes and textbooks. It is based in part on the authors blog posts, lecture materials, and tutorials such as: 

The author is one of the co-developers of the Johns Hopkins Specialization in Data Science the largest data science program in the world that has enrolled more than 1.76 million people. The book is useful as a companion to introductory courses in data science or data analysis. It is also a useful reference tool for people tasked with reading and critiquing data analyses. 

About the Author

Jeffrey Leek
Jeffrey Leek

Jeff Leek is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on the intersection of high dimensional data analysis, genomics, and public health. He is the co-editor of the popular Simply Statistics Blog and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Specialization in Data Science the largest data science program in the world that has enrolled more than 1.76 million people.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The data analytic question
  • 3. Tidying the data
  • 4. Checking the data
  • 5. Exploratory analysis
  • 6. Statistical modeling and inference
  • 7. Prediction and machine learning
  • 8. Causality
  • 9. Written analyses
  • 10. Creating figures
  • 11. Presenting data
  • 12. Reproducibility
  • 13. A few matters of form
  • 14. The data analysis checklist
  • 15. Additional resources

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