Thinking with Data

Author: Max Shron
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491949771
Release Date: 2014-01-20
Genre: Computers

Many analysts are too concerned with tools and techniques for cleansing, modeling, and visualizing datasets and not concerned enough with asking the right questions. In this practical guide, data strategy consultant Max Shron shows you how to put the why before the how, through an often-overlooked set of analytical skills. Thinking with Data helps you learn techniques for turning data into knowledge you can use. You’ll learn a framework for defining your project, including the data you want to collect, and how you intend to approach, organize, and analyze the results. You’ll also learn patterns of reasoning that will help you unveil the real problem that needs to be solved. Learn a framework for scoping data projects Understand how to pin down the details of an idea, receive feedback, and begin prototyping Use the tools of arguments to ask good questions, build projects in stages, and communicate results Explore data-specific patterns of reasoning and learn how to build more useful arguments Delve into causal reasoning and learn how it permeates data work Put everything together, using extended examples to see the method of full problem thinking in action

Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry

Author: Gibbs, William J.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466685819
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The advent of digital technologies has changed the news and publishing industries drastically. While shrinking newsrooms may be a concern for many, journalists and publishing professionals are working to reorient their skills and capabilities to employ technology for the purpose of better understanding and engaging with their audiences. Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry highlights the research behind the innovations and emerging practices being implemented within the journalism industry. This crucial, industry-shattering publication focuses on key topics in social media and video streaming as a new form of media communication as well the application of big data and data analytics for collecting information and drawing conclusions about the current and future state of print and digital news. Due to significant insight surrounding the latest applications and technologies affecting the news industry, this publication is a must-have resource for journalists, analysts, news media professionals, social media strategists, researchers, television news producers, and upper-level students in journalism and media studies. This timely industry resource includes key topics on the changing scope of the news and publishing industries including, but not limited to, big data, broadcast journalism, computational journalism, computer-mediated communication, data scraping, digital media, news media, social media, text mining, and user experience.

Trading Places

Author: David Hamers
Publisher: dpr-barcelona
ISBN: 9788494487392
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Trading Places rethinks, develops, and tests design-driven practices and methods to engage with participation in public space and public issues. With this book we aim to help art and design researchers, students, practitioners, and the multiple stakeholders they collaborate with, to explore what participatory ways of working in our contemporary urban environment entail. Six approaches are discussed: intervention, performative mapping, play, data mining, modelling in dialogue, and curating. Each approach offers a different kind of logic and produces a different type of knowledge. Trading Places invites the reader to discover common ground, explore new territories, and exchange points of view – in short, to trade perspectives on issues of participation.

Scholarly Ethics and Publishing Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522580584
Release Date: 2019-03-01
Genre: Reference

A vital component of any publishing project is the ethical dimensions, which can refer to varied categories of practice: from conducting a proper peer review to using proper citation in research. With the implementation of technology in research and publishing, it is important for today’s researchers to address the standards of scientific research and publishing practices to avoid unethical behavior. Scholarly Ethics and Publishing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an essential reference source that discusses various aspects of ethical values in academic settings including methods and tools to prevent and detect plagiarism, strategies for the principled gathering of data, and best practices for conducting and citing research. It also assists researchers in navigating the field of scholarly publishing through a careful analysis of multidisciplinary research topics and recent trends in the industry. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as academic writing, publication process, and research methodologies, this publication is an ideal reference source for researchers, graduate students, academicians, librarians, scholars, and industry-leading experts around the globe.

Business unIntelligence

Author: Dr. Barry Devlin
Publisher: Technics Publications
ISBN: 9781634620321
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Computers

Business intelligence (BI) used to be so simple—in theory anyway. Integrate and copy data from your transactional systems into a specialized relational database, apply BI reporting and query tools and add business users. Job done. No longer. Analytics, big data and an array of diverse technologies have changed everything. More importantly, business is insisting on ever more value, ever faster from information and from IT in general. An emerging biz-tech ecosystem demands that business and IT work together. Business unIntelligence reflects the new reality that in today’s socially complex and rapidly changing world, business decisions must be based on a combination of rational and intuitive thinking. Integrating cues from diverse information sources and tacit knowledge, decision makers create unique meaning to innovate heuristically at the speed of thought. This book provides a wealth of new models that business and IT can use together to design support systems for tomorrow’s successful organizations. Dr. Barry Devlin, one of the earliest proponents of data warehousing, goes back to basics to explore how the modern trinity of information, process and people must be reinvented and restructured to deliver the value, insight and innovation required by modern businesses. From here, he develops a series of novel architectural models that provide a new foundation for holistic information use across the entire business. From discovery to analysis and from decision making to action taking, he defines a fully integrated, closed-loop business environment. Covering every aspect of business analytics, big data, collaborative working and more, this book takes over where BI ends to deliver the definitive framework for information use in the coming years. As the person who defined the conceptual framework and physical architecture for data warehousing in the 1980s, Barry Devlin has been an astute observer of the movement he initiated ever since. Now, in Business unIntelligence, Devlin provides a sweeping view of the past, present, and future of business intelligence, while delivering new conceptual and physical models for how to turn information into insights and action. Reading Devlin’s prose and vision of BI are comparable to reading Carl Sagan’s view of the cosmos. The book is truly illuminating and inspiring. --Wayne Eckerson, President, BI Leader Consulting Author, “Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders”

Search and Social

Author: Rob Garner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118283417
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics

This is a hands-on guide to building a successful real-time content marketing platform. It shows you how to develop, implement, monitor, and optimize tactics for developing a strategic plan that encompasses content, platform, and community management. Including up-to-date tools and technologies, this book explains how to use the right tools for everything from creating search and social content to effectively using social media platforms. You will learn the exact areas where search and social overlap, and how to shift to a real-time and participatory approach in your publishing efforts.

Humanise

Author: Anthony Howard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780730316657
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Legendary leaders change the world by putting leadership at the service of humanity Humanise is a comprehensive look at human-centred leadership, providing insight and guidance for those who want to change the world. A deep examination of the concept of moral leadership, this book examines what it is, how it's acquired, and how it can be applied in business, government, and society. Readers will gain insight into predominant leadership styles exemplified in governments and organizations around the world, and discover the missing pieces that come together to more effectively guide people through challenges and transitions. With a focus on building a solid foundation, a strong moral compass, and deep empathy for others, this book shows you how to be a leader wherever you are, build your leadership capability, and make a positive impact on the world. We are facing a crisis of leadership. Where are the new Mandelas? What type of person is that? What are their qualities and attributes? Who will lead us into the future? Humanise is a book for people who want to be the very best version of themselves, the best leader they can be, and impact the world for good. Discover a different perspective on the leadership crisis throughout the world Create your own leadership foundation starting with your purpose and principles Turn your personal moral values into a leadership style that will benefit and inspire others Influence the individuals and world around you to become a part of the solution Following in the footsteps of Mandela and Ghandi, this book explains why great leadership is human-centred, and how you can become such a leader, no matter who you are or what position you are in. For those interested in picking up the torch and guiding the way, Humanise provides a roadmap to the version of you you've always wanted to be, and that the world needs you to be.

Thermal Convection

Author: Marcello Lappa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470749999
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Genre: Science

Thermal Convection - Patterns, Stages of Evolution and Stability Behavior provides the reader with an ensemble picture of the subject, illustrating the state-of-the-art and providing the researchers from universities and industry with a basis on which they are able to estimate the possible impact of a variety of parameters. Unlike earlier books on the subject, the heavy mathematical background underlying and governing the behaviors illustrated in the text are kept to a minimum. The text clarifies some still unresolved controversies pertaining to the physical nature of the dominating driving force responsible for asymmetric/oscillatory convection in various natural phenomena and/or technologically important processes and can help researchers in elaborating and validating new, more complex models, in accelerating the current trend towards predictable and reproducible natural phenomena and in establishing an adequate scientific foundation to industrial processes. Thermal Convection - Patterns, Stages of Evolution and Stability Behavior is intended as a useful reference guide for specialists in disciplines such as the metallurgy and foundry field and researchers and scientists who are now coordinating their efforts to improve the quality of semiconductor or macromolecular crystals. The text may also be of use to organic chemists and materials scientists, atmosphere and planetary physicists, as well as an advanced level text for students taking part in courses on the physics of fluids, fluid mechanics, the behavior and evolution of non-linear systems, environmental phenomena and materials engineering.

What Were They Thinking

Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422148099
Release Date: 2007-07-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Every day companies and their leaders fail to capitalize on opportunities because they misunderstand the real sources of business success. Based on his popular column in Business 2.0, Jeffrey Pfeffer delivers wise and timely business commentary that challenges conventional wisdom while providing data and insights to help companies make smarter decisions. The book contains a series of short chapters filled with examples, data, and insights that challenge questionable assumptions and much conventional management wisdom. Each chapter also provides guidelines about how to think more deeply and intelligently about critical management issues. Covering topics ranging from managing people to leadership to measurement and strategy, it’s good organizational advice, delivered by Dr. Pfeffer himself.

Hunch

Author: Bernadette Jiwa
Publisher: Portfolio
ISBN: 0735214115
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Business & Economics

Where will your next big idea come from? Analyzing hard data? A corporate brainstorming session? Customer focus groups? Or closer to home? Successful people don't wait for proof that their idea will work. They learn to trust their gut and go. In Hunch, international bestselling author and business adviser Bernadette Jiwa shows you how to harness the power of your intuition so you can recognize opportunities others miss and create the breakthrough idea the world is waiting for. She explores inspired hunches, from one that led to the launch of the breakout GoldieBlox brand to another that helped a doctor reduce infant mortality rates around the world. Filled with success stories, reflection exercises, and writing prompts, Hunch is the indispensable guide to embracing your unique potential and discovering your own winning ideas.

Delivering Business Analytics

Author: Evan Stubbs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118559444
Release Date: 2013-01-30
Genre: Business & Economics

AVOID THE MISTAKES THAT OTHERS MAKE – LEARN WHAT LEADSTO BEST PRACTICE AND KICKSTART SUCCESS This groundbreaking resource provides comprehensive coverageacross all aspects of business analytics, presenting provenmanagement guidelines to drive sustainable differentiation. Througha rich set of case studies, author Evan Stubbs reviews solutionsand examples to over twenty common problems spanning managinganalytics assets and information, leveraging technology, nurturingskills, and defining processes. Delivering Business Analytics also outlines the DataScientist’s Code, fifteen principles that when followedensure constant movement towards effective practice. Practicaladvice is offered for addressing various analytics issues; theadvantages and disadvantages of each issue’s solution; andhow these solutions can optimally create organizational value. With an emphasis on real-world examples and pragmatic advicethroughout, Delivering Business Analytics providesa reference guide on: The economic principles behind how business analytics leads tocompetitive differentiation The elements which define best practice The Data Scientist’s Code, fifteen management principlesthat when followed help teams move towards best practice Practical solutions and frequent missteps to twenty-four commonproblems across people and process, systems and assets, and dataand decision-making Drawing on the successes and failures of countlessorganizations, author Evan Stubbs provides a densely packedpractical reference on how to increase the odds of success indesigning business analytics systems and managing teams of datascientists. Uncover what constitutes best practice in business analytics andstart achieving it with Delivering BusinessAnalytics.

The Essential Manager

Author: James W. Cortada
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119004936
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Genre: Business & Economics

This book discusses the evolution of management as a professionover the past two decades and how it continues to evolve. It goeson to describe the new style of management and makesrecommendations for what today’s and tomorrow’smanagers must know and how to work. Offers ways to think about your role as a manager in order tooptimize your effectiveness toward uncertain and turbulentchanges Discusses current realities in which management currentlyoperates Provides a historical background of managerial practices andhow they’ve evolved in the present workplace

Teaching Insights

Author: Terri S. Thompson
Publisher: Teaching Insights
ISBN: 9780979748677
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Elementary school teaching