Top positive review
A quick but informative read
on 20 February 2013
A pet hate of mine is garbage presented as fact. You can see it happen all of the time on TV and in print media. Just as bad, is meaningless facts that are turned in to news.
This book helps put things right. Understand what the raw data is, where it comes from, how to get to it, understand how to interpret it and how present it properley and instead of useless data you have vital information. This book looks at "big data" and the ways that mining it can create stories.
I think it is aimed at journos rather than the ley public. That said, it is easy to understand and will help inform your view of the news. I would recommend it to anyone that has to interpret data and present results.