Investigate the origins of data and the means by which it was collected. It's important to be skeptical of all data. Official data is the gold standard and most data is not as clean as it appears.
- When it comes to using data, … you should always be skeptical. … It's important to review where data's coming from … and how it was collected. … And it's important to make sure that the collection … was consistently done across time periods. … You want to make sure that you're comparing data … that's apples to apples … and not apples to grapefruit or dogs. … Making sure that you're able to know … where your data came from … and that it is consistent is important. … You're staking your reputation on the analysis of the data … and if the data doesn't come from a good place, … that's a risky bet. … Additionally, most people think data's clean and it's not. … It's important to go through the data. … Furthermore, even when it comes to official government data, … something people consider the gold standard of data, … it's still important to review it, look for issues, … and make sure you understand where it's coming from, … what it's actually showing, … and if there might be any problems or revisions to the data …
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