Decision Analytics

Microsoft Excel

Author: Conrad George Carlberg

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0789751682

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Explains how to distil big data into manageable sets and use them to optimise business and investment decisions. Reveals techniques to improve a wide range of decisions, and use simple Excel charts to grasp the results. Includes downloadable Excel workbooks to adapt to your own requirements.
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Predictive Analytics

Microsoft® Excel 2016

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 013468382X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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EXCEL 2016 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR SERIOUS DATA CRUNCHERS! Now, you can apply cutting-edge predictive analytics techniques to help your business win–and you don’t need multimillion-dollar software to do it. All the tools you need are available in Microsoft Excel 2016, and all the knowledge and skills are right here, in this book! Microsoft Excel MVP Conrad Carlberg shows you how to use Excel predictive analytics to solve real problems in areas ranging from sales and marketing to operations. Carlberg offers unprecedented insight into building powerful, credible, and reliable forecasts, helping you gain deep insights from Excel that would be difficult to uncover with costly tools such as SAS or SPSS. Fully updated for Excel 2016, this guide contains valuable new coverage of accounting for seasonality and managing complex consumer choice scenarios. Throughout, Carlberg provides downloadable Excel 2016 workbooks you can easily adapt to your own needs, plus VBA code–much of it open-source–to streamline especially complex techniques. Step by step, you’ll build on Excel skills you already have, learning advanced techniques that can help you increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve productivity. By mastering predictive analytics, you’ll gain a powerful competitive advantage for your company and yourself. Learn the “how” and “why” of using data to make better decisions, and choose the right technique for each problem Capture live real-time data from diverse sources, including third-party websites Use logistic regression to predict behaviors such as “will buy” versus “won’t buy” Distinguish random data bounces from real, fundamental changes Forecast time series with smoothing and regression Account for trends and seasonality via Holt-Winters smoothing Prevent trends from running out of control over long time horizons Construct more accurate predictions by using Solver Manage large numbers of variables and unwieldy datasets with principal components analysis and Varimax factor rotation Apply ARIMA (Box-Jenkins) techniques to build better forecasts and clarify their meaning Handle complex consumer choice problems with advanced logistic regression Benchmark Excel results against R results
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Data Analysis and Decision Making with Microsoft Excel, Revised

Author: S. Christian Albright,Wayne Winston,Christopher Zappe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324662440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1104

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The emphasis of the text is on data analysis, modeling, and spreadsheet use in statistics and management science. This text contains professional Excel software add-ins. The authors maintain the elements that have made this text a market leader in its first edition: clarity of writing, a teach-by-example approach, and complete Excel integration. This edition has been revised to be compatible with Excel 2007 and the corresponding add-ins for Excel 2007. If you have moved to Excel 2007, you should use this revised edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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More Predictive Analytics

Microsoft Excel

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134070933

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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Accurate, practical Excel predictive analysis: powerful smoothing techniques for serious data crunchers! In More Predictive Analytics, Microsoft Excel® MVP Conrad Carlberg shows how to use intuitive smoothing techniques to make remarkably accurate predictions. You won’t have to write a line of code--all you need is Excel and this all-new, crystal-clear tutorial. Carlberg goes beyond his highly-praised Predictive Analytics, introducing proven methods for creating more specific, actionable forecasts. You’ll learn how to predict what customers will spend on a given product next year… project how many patients your hospital will admit next quarter… tease out the effects of seasonality (or patterns that recur over a day, year, or any other period)… distinguish real trends from mere “noise.” Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Carlberg helps you master powerful techniques such as autocorrelation, differencing, Holt-Winters, backcasting, polynomial regression, exponential smoothing, and multiplicative modeling. Step by step, you’ll learn how to make the most of built-in Excel tools to gain far deeper insights from your data. To help you get better results faster, Carlberg provides downloadable Excel workbooks you can easily adapt for your own projects. If you’re ready to make better forecasts for better decision-making, you’re ready for More Predictive Analytics. Discover when and how to use smoothing instead of regression Test your data for trends and seasonality Compare sets of observations with the autocorrelation function Analyze trended time series with Excel’s Solver and Analysis ToolPak Use Holt's linear exponential smoothing to forecast the next level and trend, and extend forecasts further into the future Initialize your forecasts with a solid baseline Improve your initial forecasts with backcasting and optimization Fully reflect simple or complex seasonal patterns in your forecasts Account for sudden, unexpected changes in trends, from fads to new viral infections Use range names to control complex forecasting models more easily Compare additive and multiplicative models, and use the right model for each task
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Microsoft Excel 2013 Data Analysis and Business Modeling

Data Analysis and Business Modeling

Author: Wayne Winston

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735681074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 888

View: 9996

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Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2013, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide shows you how to use the latest Excel tools to integrate data from multiple tables—and how to effectively build a relational data source inside an Excel workbook. Solve real business problems with Excel—and sharpen your edge Summarize data with PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics Explore new trends in predictive and prescriptive analytics Use Excel Trend Curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing Master advanced Excel functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions Make your charts more effective with the Power View tool Tame complex optimization problems with Excel Solver Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models Apply important modeling tools such as the Inquire add-in
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Regression Analysis Microsoft Excel

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 013439352X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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This is today’s most complete guide to regression analysis with Microsoft® Excel for any business analytics or research task. Drawing on 25 years of advanced statistical experience, Microsoft MVP Conrad Carlberg shows how to use Excel’s regression-related worksheet functions to perform a wide spectrum of practical analyses. Carlberg clearly explains all the theory you’ll need to avoid mistakes, understand what your regressions are really doing, and evaluate analyses performed by others. From simple correlations and t-tests through multiple analysis of covariance, Carlberg offers hands-on, step-by-step walkthroughs using meaningful examples. He discusses the consequences of using each option and argument, points out idiosyncrasies and controversies associated with Excel’s regression functions, and shows how to use them reliably in fields ranging from medical research to financial analysis to operations. You don’t need expensive software or a doctorate in statistics to work with regression analyses. Microsoft Excel has all the tools you need—and this book has all the knowledge! Understand what regression analysis can and can’t do, and why Master regression-based functions built into all recent versions of Excel Work with correlation and simple regression Make the most of Excel’s improved LINEST() function Plan and perform multiple regression Distinguish the assumptions that matter from the ones that don’t Extend your analysis options by using regression instead of traditional analysis of variance Add covariates to your analysis to reduce bias and increase statistical power
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Decision Analytics and Optimization in Disease Prevention and Treatment

Author: Nan Kong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118960122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 7004

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A systematic review of the most current decision models and techniques for disease prevention and treatment Decision Analytics and Optimization in Disease Prevention and Treatment offers a comprehensive resource of the most current decision models and techniques for disease prevention and treatment. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this important resource presents information on the optimization of chronic disease prevention, infectious disease control and prevention, and disease treatment and treatment technology. Designed to be accessible, in each chapter the text presents one decision problem with the related methodology to showcase the vast applicability of operations research tools and techniques in advancing medical decision making. This vital resource features the most recent and effective approaches to the quickly growing field of healthcare decision analytics, which involves cost-effectiveness analysis, stochastic modeling, and computer simulation. Throughout the book, the contributors discuss clinical applications of modeling and optimization techniques to assist medical decision making within complex environments. Accessible and authoritative, Decision Analytics and Optimization in Disease Prevention and Treatment: Presents summaries of the state-of-the-art research that has successfully utilized both decision analytics and optimization tools within healthcare operations research Highlights the optimization of chronic disease prevention, infectious disease control and prevention, and disease treatment and treatment technology Includes contributions by well-known experts from operations researchers to clinical researchers, and from data scientists to public health administrators Offers clarification on common misunderstandings and misnomers while shedding light on new approaches in this growing area Designed for use by academics, practitioners, and researchers, Decision Analytics and Optimization in Disease Prevention and Treatment offers a comprehensive resource for accessing the power of decision analytics and optimization tools within healthcare operations research.
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Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

Author: Wayne Winston

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509304223

Category: Computers

Page: 864

View: 3824

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed. Solve real business problems with Excel–and build your competitive advantage Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts) Make charts more effective by using Power View Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem Automate repetitive tasks by using macros
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Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis: A Practical Introduction to Business Analytics

Author: Cliff Ragsdale

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285969707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 840

View: 9186

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SPREADSHEET MODELING AND DECISION ANALYSIS, Seventh Edition, provides instruction in the most commonly used management science techniques and shows how these tools can be implemented using Microsoft Office Excel 2013. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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