Scouting Ireland Training Data Analysis

McGrath, Sharon (2014) Scouting Ireland Training Data Analysis. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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“The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” (Fiorina, 2004)

The aim of this project is to conduct quantitative analysis on a dataset provided by Scouting Ireland. Information will be extracted from the data to aid the Scout Training Team in planning future training needs for Adult members and provide an understanding of the demographics that exist within their adult membership.

This project describes the data and its transformation prior to analysis. The received data was uploaded to a MySQL database. Using structured query language (SQL), normalised tables with unique identifiers are created in order to eliminate the duplicate records that exist in the source data. The data is unpacked from single cells in order to identify courses completed by members. New quantitative variables are created from the stored dates. The cleansed output file is analysed using data analysis software.

Analysis of the cleansed data is executed using R Studio, Excel and WEKA. All findings are displayed in graph or table format. The information extracted is a combination of requirements from Scouting Ireland and research questions composed by the author. The analysis focuses on the age, gender, length of service and training completed by adult members of Scouting Ireland and the trends within this.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 15:07
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 15:08

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