MIS 0855.001: DATA SCIENCE FALL 2018

Section 001, Instructor: Laurel Miller

Reading Quiz #2: Complete by September 11

Some quick instructions:

  • You must complete the quiz by the start of class on September 11.  The quiz is based on the readings for the whole week.
  • When you click on the link, you may see a Google sign in screen. Use your AccessNet ID and password to sign in. It will then take you to the quiz.
    If it says you don’t have access, make sure you’re signed out of your regular Gmail (non-TUMail) account!
  • You can only do the quiz once. If you submit multiple times, I’ll only use the first (oldest) one.
  • This is “open book” – you can use the articles to answer the questions – but do not get help from anyone else.

Ready? Take the quiz by clicking this link.

Tableau update

I received quite a few emails regarding the difficulty of getting Tableau through the site.  It seems they use a 3rd party to verify if you are a student and that 3rd party is not easy to work with.  I have requested bulk licenses which should be available in a week.  I will email everyone when I have the keys.  You do not need to request on the site anymore if you have not done so yet.  I also updated the directions on how to get Tableau under guidelines.

Reading Quiz #1: Complete by September 4

Some quick instructions:

  • You must complete the quiz by the start of class on September 4.
  • When you click on the link, you may see a Google sign in screen. Use your AccessNet ID and password to sign in. It will then take you to the quiz.
    If it says you don’t have access, make sure you’re signed out of your regular Gmail (non-TUMail) account!
  • You can only do the quiz once. If you submit multiple times, I’ll only use the first (oldest) one.
  • This is “open book” – you can use the articles to answer the questions – but do not get help from anyone else.
  • The quizzes are on all of the readings for the coming week (both Tuesday and Thursday)

Ready? Take the quiz by clicking this link.

Welcome to MIS 0855!

We are all drowning in data, and so is your future employer. Data pours in from sources as diverse as social media, customer loyalty programs, weather stations, smartphones, and credit card purchases. How can you make sense of it all? Those that can turn raw data into insight will be tomorrow’s decision-makers; those that can solve problems and communicate using data will be tomorrow’s leaders. This course will teach you how to harness the power of data by mastering the ways it is stored, organized, and analyzed to enable better decisions. You will get hands-on experience by solving problems using a variety of powerful, computer-based data tools virtually every organization uses. You will also learn to make more impactful and persuasive presentations by learning the key principles of presenting data visually.

Office Hours

Laurel Miller
11:00am-12:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Speakman Hall 207F or by appointment.

For student help:

Daniel Moy (ITA) By appointment only. Email: moy@temple.edu

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