You’re busy. I get it. Taking 30 or 40 minutes out of your day to review someone else’s survey isn’t high on your list. Nor is taking 30 or 40 minutes out of your day everyday to review someone else’s survey. But the benefits to this are many.
Let me tell you how you feel. Today, you feel tired because I know you woke up hours ago. Right now, you feel hungry because you probably haven’t eaten in a couple hours. And, you feel upset because someone said something negative about you a few days ago.
As much as you’d like to dive directly into your data, the best data analysts know that garbage in garbage out will be the phrase of the day if time isn’t spent cleaning the data first. With that in mind, here are a few important steps you’ll need to take to clean your survey data.
You are more than what you eat! You’re also what you wear, what you drive, and what you watch on TV. With that in mind, we asked more than 2000 people to tell us what television stations they watched as well as how likely they would be to vote for a number of candidates for president of the USA.
The US census group recently announced that they would stop asking about race in the race question. In other words, instead of asking “Which race describes you,” they would instead ask “Which categories describe you?”