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Dataquest’s Philosophy: Building the Perfect Data Science Learning Tool

Learn how Dataquest’s philosophy sets our platform apart from other data science learning tools, and what we’ve learned from years of teaching data science.

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Stop Procrastinating and Start Studying Using Science

Learn to stop procrastinating and improve your study results with some recommendations from the world of science with these research-based tips.

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Learning Data Science: The Dataquest Teaching Philosophy

Understand Dataquest’s teaching principles and make an informed choice about using the platform on your journey learning data science.

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Retain More of What You Learn By Taking Better Notes

Is it better take notes by computer or by hand? The science suggests that the answer isn’t as simple as you might have heard.

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Are Videos or Text Better for Learning Data Science Online?

When it comes to learning data science online, students have a wide variety of options, but one of the most basic choices every student must make is whether they’d prefer to learn by reading text or by watching video. Most MOOCs, because they’re based on the traditional college lecture format, present their information via video lectures. […]

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The Phone Proximity Effect: Your Phone Could Be Sabotaging Your Studies

Are you falling victim to the ‘phone proximity effect’? If you study with your phone close to you, studies suggest it may be hurting your performance.

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The Best Strategies for Overcoming a Challenge

Learning something new is going to be frustrating from time to time. This study suggests some of the best ways to push past that and succeed.

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How to Learn Python From Scratch for Data Science (Or Anything Else)

You really can learn Python from scratch, but it’s a lot easier to do if you have the right approach and avoid the pitfalls that derail many learners.

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The Right Kind of Internal Motivation Can Improve Your Studies

You probably already know that internal motivation is more powerful than external motivation. But did you know that the type of internal motivation could matter when it comes to unlocking better performance? Learning data science can be a slog. At Dataquest, we try to make it as easy and fun as possible, but there’s no […]

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9 Reasons Excel Users Should Consider Learning Programming

Microsoft Excel could be the single most popular piece of software in the business community. Released over thirty years ago, Excel is still used every day in countries across the globe to store, manipulate, and analyze data. It’s so widely used that becoming an Excel wizard can be a significant boost to your earnings. But […]

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