"This book provides undergraduate business students and introductory graduate students with the fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand the emerging role of business analytics in organizations, to apply basic business analytics tools in a spread-sheet environment, and to communicate with analytics professionals to effectively use and interpret analytic models and results for making better business decisions. We take a balanced, holistic approach in viewing business analytics from descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive perspectives that today define the discipline"--
A User's Guide to Business Analytics provides a comprehensive discussion of statistical methods useful to the business analyst. Methods are developed from a fairly basic level to accommodate readers who have limited training in the theory of statistics. A substantial number of case studies and numerical illustrations using the R-software package are provided for the benefit of motivated beginners who want to get a head start in analytics as well as for experts on the job who will benefit by using this text as a reference book. The book is comprised of 12 chapters. The first chapter focuses on business analytics, along with its emergence and application, and sets up a context for the whole book. The next three chapters introduce R and provide a comprehensive discussion on descriptive analytics, including numerical data summarization and visual analytics. Chapters five through seven discuss set theory, definitions and counting rules, probability, random variables, and probability distributions, with a number of business scenario examples. These chapters lay down the foundation for predictive analytics and model building. Chapter eight deals with statistical inference and discusses the most common testing procedures. Chapters nine through twelve deal entirely with predictive analytics. The chapter on regression is quite extensive, dealing with model development and model complexity from a user’s perspective. A short chapter on tree-based methods puts forth the main application areas succinctly. The chapter on data mining is a good introduction to the most common machine learning algorithms. The last chapter highlights the role of different time series models in analytics. In all the chapters, the authors showcase a number of examples and case studies and provide guidelines to users in the analytics field.
Weaving Analytics for Effective Decision Making helps managers unleash the power of analytics. It provides a roadmap for implementing analytics and securing a high return on investment for the organization. The book is meant primarily for decision makers, business leaders and business problem solvers who are engaged in decision-making roles in organizations. Several books have established the need for analytics in decision making; this book moves one step ahead and explains how managers can maximize the benefits of analytics in organizations. It spells out the sequence business managers should adopt towards building business intelligence-driven organizations. Practicing analysts will also find this book helpful in redirecting their focus from the technical aspects of analytics towards a business orientation whereby they can focus on the value addition that analytical outputs provide to support decision making. The book will guide them to tailor their analytics towards creating business value and showcasing the same.
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Decision making tools are essential for the successful outcome of any organization. Recent advances in predictive analytics have aided in identifying particular points of leverage where critical decisions can be made. Emerging Methods in Predictive Analytics: Risk Management and Decision Making provides an interdisciplinary approach to predictive analytics; bringing together the fields of business, statistics, and information technology for effective decision making. Managers, business professionals, and decision makers in diverse fields will find the applications and cases presented in this text essential in providing new avenues for risk assessment, management, and predicting the future outcomes of their decisions.
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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