Tag: Statistics

Students & Educators
Staci Lyon 0
Need Data Sets? Look No Further!

Data--that small four-letter word packs a mighty punch! Data is everywhere. Stores use it to determine how to advertise products, politicians use it to support their campaigns, and Google uses it to improve the search engine that may have brought you to this blog! Data is displayed in newspapers, brochures, billboards, as

Jim Harris 0
The Chicken Man versus the Data Scientist

In my previous post Sisyphus didn’t need a fitness tracker, I recommended that you only collect, measure and analyze big data if it helps you make a better decision or change your actions. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to know ahead of time which data will meet that criteria. We often, therefore, collect, measure and analyze

Advanced Analytics
David Pope 0
How to dilute the value of analytics

Business Intelligence (BI) can mean many things to many people, but generally BI is associated with business reports. When you fold business analytics (BA), especially advanced analytics that are predictive or prescriptive, under the BI umbrella you inherently dilute the value proposition that analytics can provide to an organization. Why

Students & Educators
Staci Lyon 0
Supporting Middle Grades Data and Statistics Inquiry

The Common Core State Standards have certainly heightened the focus on statistics in math classes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the middle grades, where the emphasis on data has not simply increased, but increased dramatically. Middle grades teachers looking for resources to help their students become statistically literate–and meet Common Core State Standards–will find

Analytics
Georgia Mariani 0
Ask a statistician: Why do you love SAS?

So far in our "Ask the statistician" blog and video series, we have heard responses from statisticians to the following questions: Why is it important to celebrate the International Year of Statistics? How did you became interested in statistics? Why should students study statistics? How do you use statistics? What

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