Flatworld Provided Data Mining Services to a PhD University Student

Case Study on Data Mining for PhD University Student

Client Profile - PhD Candidate Preparing Thesis

The client is a PhD student based in Denmark and is pursuing a political science degree. The client had been awarded special university recognition for earlier research.

Client Requirements and Challenges - Data Mining and Data Entry

The client needed data mining support to collate election campaign information from the United States. Data requirements included a specific time period, donation amounts and recipients of donations. Flatworld Solutions (FWS) conducted a limited free trial for client review and approval prior to proceeding with the complete project.

The project involved these primary challenges -

  • Some donors contributed to multiple candidates and political parties.
  • Several donations in the database reported the same name.

The Solution - By Flatworld Solutions

The Flatworld Solutions data mining specialists developed this solution -

  • The initial quality test team included an account manager, one data mining specialist and a quality analyst.
  • Prior to the trial, the client provided an online database link and a donor list in Excel format for companies and individuals.
  • The quality test involved four records (donors) and was completed in 24 hours.
  • Based on the success of the trial phase, the client signed a contract to proceed with data mining and data entry for the remaining records covering 1,500 donors.
  • The project team included an account manager, four data mining specialists and a quality analyst. Collated information was entered into a summary spreadsheet. Final results were delivered in two weeks.

Final Results - Detailed Data Mining of 1,500 Records in 2 Weeks

This project demonstrates the value of using efficient data mining processes to streamline the data management process for both academic research and business purposes. It also illustrates that data mining projects can be helpful to clients of all sizes — individual students, family businesses and large corporations. In this case, the client (a doctoral candidate) was pleased with the 60 percent cost savings and data mining accuracy provided by FWS.

Flatworld Solutions is a one-stop global outsourcing provider. In addition to specialized data mining and data entry services, our multilingual international team of experts can help with diverse operational needs such as 3D modeling, financial research and image manipulation. The FWS team operates on a 24/6 basis that facilitates fast turnarounds when needed. If you are looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition, contact Flatworld Solutions today to discuss our cost-effective and customized data mining strategies.

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