Analytics for Decision Making

Онлайн-курс
Language
Английский
Duration
2 часа курса
Certificate
Сертификация платная
Курс от EdX
бесплатный
бесплатный
Чему вы научились?
Variability in the real world and implications for decision making
Data types and data quality with appropriate visualizations
Apply data analysis to managerial decisions, especially in start-ups
Making effective decisions from no data to big data (what should we collect and then what do we do with all this data?)
О курсе

Want to know how to avoid bad decisions with data?

Making good decisions with data can give you a distinct competitive advantage in business. This statistics and data analysis course will help you understand the fundamental concepts of sound statistical thinking that can be applied in surprisingly wide contexts, sometimes even before there is any data! Key concepts like understanding variation, perceiving relative risk of alternative decisions, and pinpointing sources of variation will be highlighted.

These big picture ideas have motivated the development of quantitative models, but in most traditional statistics courses, these concepts get lost behind a wall of little techniques and computations. In this course we keep the focus on the ideas that really matter, and we illustrate them with lively, practical, accessible examples.

We will explore questions like: How are traditional statistical methods still relevant in modern analytics applications? How can we avoid common fallacies and misconceptions when approaching quantitative problems? How do we apply statistical methods in predictive applications? How do we gain a better understanding of customer engagement through analytics?

This course will be is relevant for anyone eager to have a framework for good decision-making. It will be good preparation for students with a bachelor's degree contemplating graduate study in a business field.

Opportunities in analytics are abundant at the moment. Specific techniques or software packages may be helpful in landing first jobs, but those techniques and packages may soon be replaced by something newer and trendier. Understanding the ways in which quantitative models really work, however, is a management level skill that is unlikely to go out of style.

This course is part of the Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought XSeries.

Программа
Analytics for Decision Making
Discover the foundational concepts that support modern data science and learn to analyze various data types and quality to make smart business decisions.
Лекторы
Rick Cleary
Rick Cleary
Professor and Chair, Division of Mathematics and Science Babson College
Nathan Karst
Nathan Karst
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics Babson College
Davit Khachatryan
Davit Khachatryan
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Analytics Babson College
George Recck
George Recck
Senior Lecturer & Director of the Math Resource Center Babson College
Babak Zafari
Babak Zafari
Assistant Professor of Analytics and Statistics Babson College
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Эта платформа предоставляет все курсы бесплатно. Авторами выступают топовые университеты и корпорации, которые стараются удерживать стандарты качества. За несоблюдение дедлайнов, невыполнение домашнего задания студенты теряют баллы. Как и в других платформах, лекционные видео чередуются с практическими заданиями. Обучение проводится на английском, китайском, испанском, французском и хинди.
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