Google Research

Working Smarter, Not Harder: Inter-Disciplinary Methods for the Age of Analytics

  • Neal Patel
  • Andrew Warr
  • Kathy Baxter
EPIC 2011


Increasingly large and complex data sets, fewer resources, and short timelines pose unique challenges to researchers. To over come obstacles of scale, complexity, and velocity, we propose two techniques — data triangulation and process scaling. We will explain how we’ve used these techniques, discuss lessons learned, & through interactive exercises, participants will learn how to apply these techniques to their own work.

Learn more about how we do research

We maintain a portfolio of research projects, providing individuals and teams the freedom to emphasize specific types of work