Category Archives: Understanding Data Culture

Are You Turning Data into Insight?

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Authors: Cornelia Taylor and Denise Mauzy, SRI International “The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight.” — Carly Fiorina, former chief executive officer and chair of Hewlett-Packard Company We live in a data-rich world. But having data doesn’t always translate into insight, and insight is needed to make good decisions. At […]

How to Build a “Data Culture”???

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This short blog post from Whole Whale identifies three key components for building a Data Culture and outlined the role that each play in the process. It’s a helpful introduction to data culture for organizations that are just beginning this work. (Note: Whole Whale is a commercial digital agency. Sharing of this post does not […]

How States Use Data to Inform Decisions

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This 2018 Pew Trust study used data collected from interviews with more than 350 state officials to highlight ways in which some government leaders have employed sophisticated data analytics, beyond traditional uses of administrative data, to: craft policy responses to complex problems; improve service delivery; manage existing resources; and examine policy and program effectiveness. Link […]

What are Data Teams?

Whether starting a new internal data team or requesting support from an existing external group, this DaSy-developed infographic can be used to recruit data team members to give them an overview of data teams, how they operate and why multiple perspectives are so important to the success of the effort; or to raise awareness to […]