Defining Data Intuition

The author, a Principal Data Scientist @ Mozilla, names a thing that I've been aware of forever but didn't have a name for: data intuition. Here's his definition:

Data Intuition is a resilience to misleading data and analyses.

Have you ever taken a look at a dashboard, a spreadsheet, a whatever and within the first few minutes said "that doesn't look right"? That's data intuition. IMO it's one of the most valuable skills that you can have as a data professional. It comes less from understanding how the data asset in question was produced and more from reality-testing the results themselves.

Great, short read!


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