Missing data codification OR how to capture that slap across the face

Last week we read about missing data and how to plan for it. I found it super useful and applicable to our Quantified Self work- if we had codified our missing data I would have had less chasing up to do, and we would have had some insights into the boundaries of what we were willing to share with the group.

I found this youtube video pretty informative in explaining the types of missingness, ie when something was missing that was either not related to the variable in question, or it was, or it was related to some other variable or combination of variables. And how to capture exactly WHY it was missing in your surveys as this in itself was very useful information. ie to convey the slap across the face “How very dare you ask me that?!” in a survey monkey form..

Speaking of missing, I have missed a lot of opportunities to blog, including the Unearthed Hackathon experience. I hope to get to that soon!

TK

The journey to Ithaca starts with a single step…

I felt like I attended the University of Technology Sydney’s Masters of Data Science and Innovation (MDSI) information session on a whim. But with hindsight the dots join together rather nicely, and the decision to enrol feels so right!

I am going to try out every facet of this experience and jump in with both feet. I can feel old disused parts of my brain shaking the dust off even as I type. Now all I need to do is set up my beachside office…

Once I get my new laptop, I am going to join my friend Nat in her office at Wylies Baths :)
Once I get my new laptop, I am going to join my friend Nat in her office at Wylies Baths 🙂