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Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data

by Susan Walsh

Dirty data is a problem that costs businesses thousands, if not millions, every year. In organizations large and small across the globe you will hear talk of data quality issues. What you will rarely hear about is the consequences or how to fix it.

Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data draws on classification expert Susan Walsh's decade of experience in data classification to present a foolproof method for cleaning and classifying your data. The book covers everything from the very basics of data classification to normalization, taxonomies, and presents the author's proven COAT methodology, helping ensure an organization's data is Consistent, Organised, Accurate and Trustworthy. A series of data horror stories outlines what can go wrong in managing data, and if it does, how it can be fixed.

After reading this book, regardless of your level of experience, not only will you be able to work with your data more efficiently, but you will also understand the impact the work you do with it has, and how it affects the rest of the organization.

Written in an engaging and highly practical manner, Between the Spreadsheets gives readers of all levels a deep understanding of the dangers of dirty data and the confidence and skills to work more efficiently and effectively with it.

Walsh, Susan. Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data. London, Facet Publishing, 2021. 184pp.

ISBN-13: 978-1783305032
Also available for Kindle.