Lesson 2: Intro to Data Analysis

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August 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm  •  Posted in f16-busad265 by  •  0 Comments

Wed, Aug 24

Review:

  • Syllabus
  • Google Sheets
  • Twitter

Presentation:

  • Survey Results in Google Sheets
    • Use Data Filter
  • Types of Data
    • Numeric
      • Discrete (counting)
      • Continuous (measuring)
    • Categorical (nominal)
    • Ordinal (ranking)
    • *Spatial
    • *Temporal
  • Types of Analysis Presentation
    • Exploratory – looking for patterns
    • Descriptive – summarizing and presenting data
    • Inferential – estimating population parameters based on sample statistics
    • Experimental – testing for significance
    • Predictive – forecasting, simulation
    • Prescriptive – optimization

Assignment:

  • Read Textbook Ch. 1, pp. 4-6
  • Open the Survey Results in Google Sheets
    • Go to “File > Make a Copy”
    • Save a copy of the spreadsheet in your own Google Drive folder
    • Use “Data > Filter” to sort and filter data elements
  • If you’ve never used Sheets before you might want to first check out Tutorial 1 for Google Sheets

 

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