Excel CARwash: Cleaning dirty data

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Brett Murphy of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 5:00pm
  • Location: River Oaks B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Dirty data lurk everywhere. We'll walk through some integrity checks to help diagnose problems with your data and learn how to deal with some of the most common problems, including standardizing misspelled names.

This session is good for: People with some experience working with data in columns and rows, in spreadsheets or database managers.

Speaker Bios

  • Brett Murphy (@brettmmurphy) is a reporter on USA Today’s investigations desk. He’s also an adjunct journalism professor at George Washington University. Murphy co-founded Local Matters, a weekly newsletter curating the best local investigative reporting around the country. Murphy has won numerous journalism awards and was a 2018 Pulitzer finalist for his series on worker exploitation in the port trucking industry. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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