MIS2502: Data Analytics (Fall 2017)

Instructor: David Schuff

Weekly Question #9: Complete by November 16, 2017

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on November 16, 2017. 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?

Assignment #6: Getting Familiar with R/RStudio

Here are the assignment instructions (corrected 11/4). Fill out and submit this Word document with your answers.

And here is the data set for the assignment (OnTimeAirport-Jan14.csv).

Note that this file will be too big to view in RStudio. If you want to view the contents, just open it in Excel. 

Also note – the “corrected” version of the assignment instructions has the same answer sheet as the original. I changed items #4 and #8 in the assignment instructions to match the answer sheet.

This assignment is due by the start of class on November 9, 2017!

Where and when do we meet?

Alter Hall 232
12:30 - 1:50 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Office Hours

David Schuff (instructor):
2:00-3:00, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Speakman Hall 210E and email (see my site)

Lauren Soentgen (ITA):
1:00 - 2:00 Mondays
11:00-12:00 Fridays
Speakman Hall 210D (and see her site)