How to leverage the “Scientific Method” to solve real world problems

A great chat with my daughter who teaches me The Scientific Method

Kids teach us every day, only if we are willing to listen.
In this episode we will cover what my daughter taught me over the weekend

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What comes to Mind when I say Data?

When we started with discussion about Data, it was sort of like we jumped into Tableau because my kids have seen me use Data in Tableau. So, it felt like we just jumped ahead.
In this episode, we decided to just talk about Data in general.
The discussion led to talking about fairness in decision making and also a bit about presidential elections.
Hope you enjoy this one

Chapter 7: Q and A with kids: Discussion on TRUST and Bar Graphs

So, we are continuing our learning about Data using Tableau and we adopted a new format for the last few sessions with my daughters.

In short, our format is that the kids watch me work on some dashboard that is part of my daily work, they make observations and ask me questions along the way. They found this to be more useful to get some additional learning

By the way, very interesting topic about Data and TRUST that one of my girls brought up and we chatted for a few minutes about that

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Chapter 6: Calculated fields with Tableau

It’s not always that your data EXACTLY the way you need. Infact, many a times, you don’t have much of the data in your dataset

However, often, what you are looking for is available in your dataset in a different form. And, that’s when we can use calculated fields to build new ways of looking at our data. These calculated fields are new blocks from existing blocks of information we already have. We discussed that in our next session with the olympics data

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Chapter 5: Filters with Tableau

In order to keep interest in a topic, some changes are required. We realized that “at home” that using the same data that we have been using so far for our “Data+Kids” project isn’t quite working so well. So, we moved over to Olympics data to see what we can find about that

In this chapter, we mostly covered “Tableau Filters” and some concepts like understanding the various fields in your data set and how they could be related

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Data+Kids: Their First Assignment

It’s amazing how much you can learn when you let others speak a bit more. I know this is something I struggle with; I often find myself dominating so many conversations at work and at home and I am trying to “learn how to listen”. I thought given my kids an assignment with Tableau and explaining what they did might be a great way for me to “learn to listen”… enjoy the videos

About the videos:-

So, after been doing a few things with Tableau, I asked the girls if they would like an assignment on the same. They liked the idea so I sent them a list of questions for each of their topics and asked them to present; “if they were able to get to the answers” and “What did they learn along the way”. As they presented, I definitely learnt a few things along the way. Hope you learn a few things as well.

Lavanya’s Assignment

a) Which singer has the most songs? (you can choose the chart type)

b) Which singer has the highest popularity? (on average across all their songs) (please create a bar graph for this)

c) Which year had the most number of songs with their popularity above 80?

Livienne’s Assignment

a. Create a pie chart showing which manufacturer has lowest sugar on average

b. Show which cereals have the highest level of potassium and lowest level of carbohydrates

c. Which cereal do you the think will be best (in your opinion) when eaten cold?

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Chapter 4: Circle Views

The data+kids project lives on as does the “Stay at Home” order. Today, we looked at few ways we can create “Circle Views” along with a few other tips&tricks along the way. Hope you enjoy this one, especially, the first minute 😉

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