Originally Posted by mrscrouge
I graduated last summer with a BBA and decided to take another 4 classes in order to get a B.I certificate. Got an introduction to sql, database structures, a little bit of data mining , and also worked with tableau. I just got a job in the B.I department of a large corporation and i feel like i dont know anything! Im looking to find some helpful MOOCs on relevant statistics and intro to R as it seems to be a requirement .
- Every professional job I've had (only two), the initial month has involved me feeling like I don't known anything. So is it really just 'new job jitters' or do you really
feel that there are deficiencies in your understanding of how to examine and analyze data.
- A BI department that requires knowledge of R, that seems odd. BI is much more about reporting and so BI tools like Tableau should be more important. R has a set
great visualization tools, but I'd choose Tableau over it if the purpose is presenting pretty graphics to business people.
- For a basic intro to statistics, try the following book:
Statistics in Plain English
- To learn about hypothesis testing and regression analysis, try the following book:
Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel Modeling by Gelman
- To learn the basics of R, start with the Intro to R pdf made available by CRAN.
- After reading the R manual, read the following.
Using R for Introductory Statics by Verzani
- Also, start looking at R questions on Stack Overflow and R bloggers
If you're interested, I might even be able to do some one on one tutoring on R. I've done that in the past and can put together some introductory code and tricks/tasks that I commonly use. I also have a meeting at work on Tuesday where I'll be doing an informal presentation to our interns on how I use R at work. Could also share some of that information with you. I'd have a small fee but if you needed something like that, let me know.