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Analytics and data science in learning and development

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An interview with Kevin Yates, Fact-Finder for Learning & Development at McDonald’s, about using data science and analytics for answering the question, “Did training work?”

Kevin Yates of McDonald’s at Learning Live 2018 talking about data science in learning and development
Kevin Yates of McDonald’s at Learning Live 2018 talking about data science in learning and development 

Kevin’s experience reaches across Learning & Development having served in a variety of roles that inform his perspective, shapes his thinking and guides his actions. His work is global and multi-industry. He uses measurement and data as fact-based evidence for answering the question, “Did training work?”

Kevin’s work is firmly rooted in the belief that learning and development has the power to change behavior, thought and skill.

In his own words, “I’m a data detective solving the mystery of where, when and how learning and development made a difference. I collect clues for learning and development’s impact on business goals and employee performance.”

Learning News caught up with Kevin Yates at Learning Live 2018 to find out more about data science in learning and development. We asked Kevin about measurement goals, new data roles, analytical methods and measurement technology.