Gaining Knowledge from Large Data Sets Using Storytelling Techniques
Technology has changed the way we live. It has given us more information than we can handle, but that information is rarely organized. In order to make sense of it all, we have to find ways to organize and analyze data .
This is where data analytics comes in.
Here are the other 5 techniques to use in large data
1) Words as Data Sets
2) Letting the Data Speak for Itself
3) A Day in the Life of Your Company
4) Ethics and Big Data
5) Future Predictions
Words as Data Sets
Words as Data sets is a new way of looking at texts. We can take a particular word and see what it means in different contexts. Words can be made into data sets and are also data sets. A word is a set of letters that forms a series of sounds. These sounds organize themselves into different words, and these words can form sentences that tell stories. Data about words can be found in dictionaries, text documents like literature, and in the form of search queries.
For example, if we look up the word "charismatic," it will give us different definitions depending on how you choose to use it. If you use charismatic in the context of religion or spirituality, for example, then this definition is appropriate. But if you use "charismatic" in the context of social media marketing, then this definition won't be appropriate.
Words as Data Sets are a new form of storytelling that is becoming increasingly popular in both print and digital format. It's typically used as an educational tool for kids or as an editorial piece for magazines or newspapers where writers use words instead of numbers or formulas to show why something was done or what is happening in the world around us.
Letting the Data Speak for Itself
Letting the data speak for itself allows you to focus on what your data is trying to tell you. This can be a great way to start a story because it leaves the story open-ended. Your audience will have the opportunity to ask the question, "What happens next?"
This is a great way to use data to tell a story. It might be something as simple as displaying the number of people who signed up for your service or product in one week or month, and then giving them an idea of how much time they’ve spent with your company. This gives you insight into the amount of time people are spending on your website and lets you know what people like about it.
Let’s use this scenario as an example: Let’s say your company is hosting a new product release party and wants to gauge interest in that product. Using analytics tools, you can find out which of your followers are most likely to attend. You could then send them a tweet with information about the event.
Ethics and Big Data
There is always a debate when using large data sets. What is ethical? What can we learn from it? With this technique, you can explore ideas of ethics and big data without having to create a separate piece altogether. You could ask questions like "What are corporations doing with personal information?" or "What can we do to make sure big data will be used ethically?"
Big data is an interesting topic because it represents a new way of thinking about the world. We are able to collect and analyze more information than ever before, and this can have many positive outcomes. On one hand, we can use big data to better understand the world and what is happening in it. At the same time, we also run the risk of letting it give us false information. For example, when using predictive analytics, there is a chance that you will see a high percentage of predicted outcomes that are incorrect or inaccurate.
This is just one example where big data becomes problematic. Other ethical dilemmas with big data include privacy and security risks as well as discrimination against certain groups like minorities or women.
A Day in the Life of Your Company
Create a data visualization of a day in the life of your company. For example, if your company is a retailer, you could create a dashboard of how many people entered and left the store on any given day. The dashboard would show the number of people who came to shop at your company versus those who left without buying anything. You could then see how sales varied during each hour of the day or by type of customer.
If you can’t get a good idea by simply looking at data, how about if you take a day in the life of your company? This is an interesting approach because it shows just what goes on within your organization as well as highlights different stories that may not be visible before.
For example, imagine you are running a business and there is one particular day where everything goes wrong. It could be slow, there might have been layoffs or other significant changes that could lead to a bad day. But the next day the company is back on track and things are better than ever. That’s just one story that can be told with this approach.
If you want to see where your business is heading, you should start looking at the future. Using predictions from data sets can help you plan for the future and see what’s coming.
It's possible that one day, all of our lives will be tracked and recorded. We'll be able to use big data to predict the future. In fact, there are already scientists who are working on this, and they have a few predictions they're hoping to achieve.