Data Analysis Tools and Visualization (Pt4) - Data Analysis for SB Mini Series
About the Mini Series:
This podcast mini-series, "Data Analysis for Sedentary Behaviour," is an insightful journey into the realm of sedentary behavior research. Hosted by Dr. Olli Tikkanen, a renowned expert in the field, the series aims to empower listeners with the knowledge and tools required to conduct, analyze, and interpret sedentary behavior or physical activity measurements.
The six-part series delves into a variety of aspects related to the subject, from understanding the data to visualizing and presenting the results.
About the Episode Topic:
Episode 4 of the series, "Tools and Visualizing Techniques," is designed to enhance the listener's understanding of the various software tools available for analyzing sedentary behavior data. It emphasizes the importance of tool proficiency, recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of different platforms such as SPSS, R, Python, Excel, and Google Sheets.
The episode elaborates on how the choice of software can influence the effectiveness and efficiency of analysis, depending largely on the user's familiarity and the nature of the data.
The latter part of the episode underscores the significance of data visualization, a key aspect of presenting research findings. It offers a guide on the principles of good design, selecting appropriate visualization types, and ensuring accessibility.
Emphasizing that data visualization is akin to learning a new language, Dr. Tikkanen encourages listeners to invest time in understanding and mastering this skill to make their research more impactful and comprehensible.
[00:01:00] Introduction and Recap of Previous Episodes
[00:02:00] Discussion on Tools for Data Analysis
[00:04:00] Introduction to Data Visualization
[00:06:00] Concluding Remarks and Importance of Learning
Want to book a video call with Dr Olli Tikkanen to discuss your sedentary behavior or physical activity measurements? Here's the link: https://olli.tucalendi.com/par/videocall