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Good Statistical Practice

You can’t be a good data scientist unless you have a good hold on statistics and have a way around data. Here are some simple tips to be an effective data scientist:
Statistical Methods Should Enable Data to Answer Scientific Questions - Inexperienced data scientists tend to take for granted the link between data and scientific issues and hence often jump directly to a technique based on data structure rather than scientific goal.
Signals Always Come with Noise - Before working on data, it should be analysed and the actual usable data should be extracted from it.
Data Quality Matters - Many novice data scientists ignore this fact and tend to use any kind of data available to them, if always a good practice to set norms for quality of data.
Check Your Assumptions - The assumptions you make tend to affect your output equally as your data and hence you need to take special care while making any assumption as it will affect your whole model as well as results.
These are some of the things to keep in mind when working around with data. To know more you can read the full article by Vincent Granville athttp://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/ten-simple-rules-for-effective-statistical-practice

 

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