MIS 0855: Data Science Fall 2017

Section 002, Instructor: Sezgin Ayabakan

Study Guide for Exam 1 and Announcements

Here is the study guide for the first exam.

Couple of items for your attention:

  • Exam is on October 6 Friday.
  • I will hold an exam review during our regular class time on October 4 Wednesday.
  • We will do InfoGraphics in-class exercise on October 2 Monday.
  • Our ITA will hold exam review sessions on Oct 3 and Oct 5 between 5 and 6pm. Location will be announced.

Suggested study approach:

  • Review the Study Guide first, then:
  • Start with the slides
    • Look at the major concepts
    • Where a slide is associated with a reading, review the reading that covers the major concept
    • Understand how the reading is associated with the slide, and the reading’s key concepts
  • Then look at the quizzes
    • Review the questions and answers to the quizzes
    • Understand where all the answers came from, review those readings
  • Then review the In-Class Exercises
    • If we did it in an exercise, it’s probably important.
    • Focus on topics we emphasized in the Exercises.
  • Then, review your Assignments.
  • Lastly, re-read any readings you didn’t review in the prior study steps.

Weekly Question #4: Complete by September 27

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on September 27 Remember, it only needs to be three or four sentences. For these weekly questions, I’m mainly interested in your opinions, not so much particular “facts” from the class!

Here is the question:

Take a look at the Hoven article from this week (“Stephen Few on Data Visualization: 8 Core Principles”). Which one of the eight principles do you think is most important? Why?

Reading Quiz #4: Complete by September 25

Some quick instructions:

  • You must complete the quiz by the start of class on September 25, 2017.
  • 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.

Weekly Question #3: Complete by September 20

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on September 20. Remember, it only needs to be three or four sentences. For these weekly questions, I’m mainly interested in your opinions, not so much particular “facts” from the class!

If you sign in using your AccessNet ID and password you won’t have to fill in the name, email and captcha fields when you leave your comment.

In your opinion, what was the most important takeaway from Serdar Celebi’s talk on Friday? You can investigate a specific business problem of interest to you using the data Mr. Celebi showed. For instance, you can ask the question: how did the passenger dragging incident in April affect United Airlines’ sales? and then tell us how it can be analyzed etc. If you did not attend class you cannot answer this question unless you watch the class capture.

Reading Quiz #3: Complete by September 18

Some quick instructions:

  • You must complete the quiz by the start of class on September 18.  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.

Office Hours

Sezgin Ayabakan, PhD (Instructor)

Office: 201B Speakman Hall

Office hours: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays, Main Campus

ITA information

Prince Patel

prince@temple.edu

Office: Speakman 209

Office Hours: Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm