Instructor: Jing Gong

Weekly Questions

Last Weekly Question (Due Friday, December 4)

Leave your response to the question below as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on December 4, 2015. It only needs to be three or four sentences.

Answer one, two or three of the questions below. (Note: If you’d like to present in class. You need to pick Question 1.)

  1. Name and describe a business question that you could answer using association rules. What data would you collect to perform the analysis? Don’t use an example we’ve covered in class.
  2. What was the most important takeaway (from your perspective) from this course? If you had to explain to a future MIS2502 scholar what this course was about, what would you say?
  3. Our review for the final exam is during class on December 4. What question about the material we’ve covered so far would you like to discuss during the review?
    (NOTE: Focus on your understanding of the material, not “will x be on the exam?”!)

 

Weekly Question #9 (Due Friday, November 20)

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on November 20, 2015. 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.

Answer one of the two questions below (not both):

  1. Name and describe a business question that you could answer using clustering. What data would you collect to perform the analysis? Don’t use an example we’ve covered in class.
  2. Let’s say you performed a cluster analysis and came up with a series of market segments, describing the demographics of three different sets of customers for your business (big spenders, average spenders, small spenders). Your manager is reluctant to trust your analysis because she has a lot of experience and this contradicts what she believes is true about her customers. How would you convince her that your analysis is correct?

Weekly Question #8 (Due Friday, November 13)

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on November 13, 2015. 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.

Answer one of the two questions below (not both):

  1. Name and describe a business question that you could answer using a decision tree. What data would you collect to perform the analysis? Don’t use an example we’ve covered in class.
  2. What advice would you give someone regarding how to select the right predictor variables for a decision tree analysis?

Weekly Question #7 (Due Friday, November 6)

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on November 6, 2015. 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.
Question:
Data mining has become a useful tool for businesses. The goal of many data mining applications is (1) to address a complex business problems, (2) to explore an potential business opportunity, or (3) to gain competitive advantage. Think through an application of data mining in the real world or based on your experience. Describe the scenario and how data mining helps the business to achieve one or more of the above goals.

No Weekly Question Due October 30

The weekly question is taking a break this week so that you can focus on studying for Exam 2.

However, feel free to post a comment here if you have questions related to any topic we have covered so far or the exam. This way we can discuss the problem here, the whole class can benefit from the discussion.

Cheers,

Jing

Weekly Question #6 (Due Friday, October 23)

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on October 23, 2015. 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.
Question:
Think through a dimensional data mart for a scenario from your own experience. What is the fact, the measures in the fact table, and the dimensions? What questions will this data mart answer?

 

Weekly Question #5 (Due Friday, October 16)

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on October 16, 2015. Remember, it only needs to be a couple of 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.

Here is the question:

Find a graphic that does a nice job of telling a story. Post a link to the graphic and explain why you think it’s an example of a good data visualization. Make specific use of the concepts we discussed in class.

Here are some infographic sites you can take a look. But feel free to look at other websites too.

No Weekly Question Due October 2

The weekly question is taking a break this week so that you can focus on studying for the exam!

However, feel free to post a comment here if you have questions related to any topic we have covered so far or the exam. This way we can discuss the problem here, the whole class can benefit from the discussion.

Cheers,

Jing

Weekly Question #4 (Due Friday, September 25)

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on September 25, 2015. Remember, it only needs to be three or four sentences. 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. Answer one of the two questions below:

(1) Do you encounter any trouble setting up MySQL Workbench or running simple SQL statements? If so, please describe your problem as a comment on this blog post. That way you can get help from fellow students or me, and share your experience with everyone else.

(2) Our review for the first exam is during class on October 2. What question about the material we’ve covered so far would you like to discuss during the review?
(NOTE: Focus on your understanding of the material, not “will x be on the exam?”!)