Analytics

Due to advancements in technology, society generates huge swaths of data on a daily basis. Armed with the right knowledge, skills, and tools, an individual or organization can harness this data to draw conclusions that enable smarter business decisions. Below, we have gathered relevant articles, tips, interviews, and how-to guides to help you better understand the role that data plays in business to help you advance your analytics career.

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January 23, 2020

7 Must-Have Skills For Data Analysts

Learn the seven most important skills every data analyst should have in order to stay competitive in the job market.

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January 22, 2020

5 Reasons SQL Is The Need-to-Know Skill For Data Analysts

Explore the top five reasons why SQL is considered the must-know tool among data professionals today.

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December 30, 2019

How to Break Into a Career in Sports Analytics

Learn how one Northeastern alum combined his passion for sports and interest in numbers to turn them into a full-time sports analytics career.

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November 29, 2019

The Biggest Data Analytics Challenges of 2022

Explore the data analytics challenges facing this ever-evolving field in 2022.

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October 29, 2019

What is Statistical Modeling For Data Analysis?

Data analysis relies on statistical modeling. Learn more about the role that statistical modeling plays in data analysis, including key techniques.

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October 4, 2019

Spotify: Big Data Shows Big Results

Explore the ways that big data gathered through Spotify impacts listeners' experiences, the company's marketing techniques, and more.

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September 27, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Amanda Welsh, PhD

Learn more about Amanda Welsh, Professor of Practice for Northeastern's Master of Professional Studies in Analytics program.

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August 22, 2019

Data-Driven Decision Making: A Primer for Beginners

What is data-driven decision making? Here, we discuss what it means to be data-driven and how to use data to inform organizational decisions.

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August 17, 2019

R vs. Excel: What's the Difference?

R and Excel are both useful data analytics tools, but have distinct functionality. Learn about their unique features and which is the right tool to help you solve your current data analysis problem.

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August 14, 2019

How to Get Into Analytics: 5 Steps to Transition Careers

Considering a career in analytics? Here are 5 steps that you can use to reach your personal and professional goals by breaking into analytics.

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