MIT Open Courseware: Communicating With Data

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Communicating With Data has a distinctive structure and content, combining fundamental quantitative techniques of using data to make informed management decisions with illustrations of how real decision makers, even highly trained professionals, fall prey to errors and biases in their understanding. We present the fundamental concepts underlying the quantitative techniques as a way of thinking, not just a way of calculating, in order to enhance decision-making skills. Rather than survey all of the techniques of management science, we stress those fundamental concepts and tools that we believe are most important for the practical analysis of management decisions, presenting the material as much as possible in the context of realistic business situations from a variety of settings. Exercises and examples drawn from marketing, finance, operations management, strategy, and other management functions.  Course features include selected lecture notes and problem set assignments with answers.  Materials offered as course was presented in Summer 2003.  

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
John Carroll
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
MIT Open Courseware
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International - CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data analysis
Data communication
Published / Broadcast: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
MIT Open Courseware
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
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Contact Organization(s): 
MIT Open Courseware
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)