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Planning your data investigation

At this stage, you are about to perform your own data investigation. In this video, Lovisa Sundin asks Peter Donaldson for advice on data projects.

Now it’s time to plan your own data science investigation. There are several stages you need to go through.

  1. identify and obtain an interesting data set
  2. define a sensible research question
  3. explore the data to make sense of the question
  4. perform an analysis
  5. generate a report
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