Hello, my name is Gary Templeton.
I'm an Associate Professor
in Business Information Systems
at Mississippi State University.
This discussion is about
Structuring Big Data.
It is about downloading archival data
or whatever type of data you have
and looking into the data
to see its characteristics,
to see if it is going to be a hindrance
in your analysis.
It's important to note that
the goal of any research project
is to gain knowledge
and to contribute to the existing
body of knowledge.
And to do that, you have to have
as well as you have to be able
to repeat your analysis
and repeat your findings
in subsequent settings or subsequent samples.
It is a typical quality control problem.
So whereas in the world, we have variation,
we are trying to reduce variation
It is my hope that after watching this video,
you will be able to enhance
the creation of knowledge in your projects.