Data Collection

  • Sudhir VoletiEmail author
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 264)


Collecting data is the first step towards analyzing it. In order to understand and solve business problems, data scientists must have a strong grasp of the characteristics of the data in question. How do we collect data? What kinds of data exist? Where is it coming from? Before beginning to analyze data, analysts must know how to answer these questions. In doing so, we build the base upon which the rest of our examination follows. This chapter aims to introduce and explain the nuances of data collection, so that we understand the methods we can use to analyze it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian School of BusinessHyderabadIndia

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