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Data Sources

Unit 2 (Basics: Data Description)


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Describing and Summarizing Data

Working with Data

2000 Oil & Gas

Financial Times Business Directories. Global Oil and Gas Directory 2002.
London: FT Business; 2001 (32-26).

Describing and Summarizing Data

Central Values

Fortune 100

The 2002 Fortune 500. [Electronic Version]. Fortune Magazine, April 15,
2002.

Variability

Coefficient of Variation

PSE vs. DOT indices

PSE/PCX Index. Retrieved June 24, 2002 from http://www.pacificex.com/psepcx_index/pse-pcx_index_values_01.html and


http://www.pacificex.com/pse-pcx_index/pse-pcx_index_values.html
TheStreet.com Internet Sector (DOT) Values 2002. Retrieved June 24, 2002
from http://www.phlx.com/market/dot2002.html

Applying Data Analysis

Exercise 1

VA Linux

Securities and Exchange Commission. VA Linux Systems Registation


Statement. Retrieved February 2002, from
http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1096199/0000891618-99-005587index.html.

Applying Data Analysis

Exercise 5

Electricity Prices

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data. Consumer Price Index - U.S. City Average:
Electricity per 500 KWH. Retrieved January 2002, from
http://data.bls.gov/servlet/SurveyOutputServlet?
jrunsessionid=1023386670165108738.

Relationships Between Variables

Exercise 1

Search Engine
Effectiveness

Hoerman, Heidi. Exhaustivity/Specificity/Precision/Recall. Retrieved


February 2002, from College of Library & Information Science, University of
South Carolina Web site: http://libsci.sc.edu/hoerman/clis732/Class6~3.pdf

Relationships Between Variables

Exercise 2

Income v Education

1990 Census of Population and Housing. Earnings by Occupation and


Education 1990. Retrieved February 2002, from
http://govinfo.library.orst.edu/cgi-bin/sstf22-list?
rloc=X001&radio=&rjob=000&search=&slist=&table=5.

Relationships Between Variables

Occupancy and Arrivals

Kauai Data

Monthly Visitor Statistics. Retrieved on June 6, 2002, from


http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/monthly/index01.html

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Unit 3 (Sampling & Estimation)


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Generating Random Samples

Classic Sampling Mistakes

Public Opinion on
Daniel Goleman. Pollsters Enlist Psychologists in Quest for Unbiased
Campaign Contributions Results.The New York Times, September 7, 1993.
from Interest Groups

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Single Population Means

Exercise 1

EPA Sulfur Dioxide


Standards

Environmental Protection Agency. National Air Quality and Emissions Trends


Report, 1995. Retrieved June 12th, 2002, from
http://www.epa.gov/oar/aqtrnd95/report/files/chapt2.pdf

Unit 4 (Hypothesis Testing)


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Unit 5 (Regression Basics)


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Introduction to Regression

Exercise 1

Soft Drink Consumption

Moriguchi, Chiaki, Ph.D. & Lane, David."A Hundred-Year War: Coke vs. Pepsi,
1890s-1990s." HBS Case No. N9-799-117/Rev. 1/14/00. Boston: Harvard
Business School Publishing, 1999, 1-2.

Deeper into Regression

Challenge

Business Inventories v
Capacity Utilization

Nursalim, Cherie. "Data Supplement: Post-War US Economic Statistics." HBS


Case No. N9-700-070/ Rev. 11/11/99. Boston: Harvard Business School
Publishing, 1999, 1-9.

Deeper into Regression

Exercise 2

Productivity by Country

Moss, David, Ph.D. & Connor, Mary S. "Unemployment in France: "Priority


Number One." HBS Case No. 9-795-064/ Rev. 10/23/95. Boston: Harvard
Business School Publishing, 1995, 15.

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Relationships Between Variables

The Staffing Problem (II)

Kauai Data

Monthly Visitor Statistics. Retrieved on June 6, 2002, from


http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/monthly/index01.html

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Comparing the Outcomes

The Relevant Costs of a


Decision

No Data; Story inspired


by Smart Choices.

Hammond, John S., Ralph L. Keeney, Howard Raiffa. Smart Choices: A


Practical Guide to Making Better Life Decisions.Boston, Mass. : Harvard
Business School Press, c1999.

Unit 6 (Multiple Regression)


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Unit 7 (Decision Analysis I)


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