415 search results for "market research"

Nine lightning talks on R

October 12, 2012
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At Tuesday's Bay Area R User Group meetup, nine speakers gave five-minute talks on various aspects of R. Revolution Analytics' Luba Gloukhov was one of the presenters, and also provides the summary of the talks below. Links to the slides are included where available for you to check out. Ariel Faigon: Chrestomathy with R Ariel walked us through his...

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Gamification Quantification

July 18, 2012
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Surveys become engaging when they become games, or at least, take on some of the characteristics of games.  This is the argument made by those advocating the gamification of marketing research [http://researchaccess.com/2011/12/market-researc...

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Surveys, Assumptions, and the Need for Data Collection Alternatives

April 2, 2012
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Surveys, Assumptions, and the Need for Data Collection Alternatives

This is a long post. My previous posts have mostly been about my thoughts on various research subjects. This one reports an actual analysis. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, here are the highlights: We really need to stop using surveys so much. If we have to use surveys, it’s probably best

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Commercial Analytics: The Capabilities

October 5, 2011
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Commercial Analytics: The Capabilities

Commercial Analytics is the kind that makes money. From data to dollars, insights to income, this is all about how to run the business better. To do it and to do it well you need certain capabilities in place. This article builds a map of those business capabilities to help you assess, understand, and plan your business.

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40 Fascinating Blogs for the Ultimate Statistics Geek!

January 20, 2011
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I am happy to report that ByteMining is listed on “40 Fascinating Blogs for the Ultimate Statistics Geek“! Some of the ones that I frequently read, or are written by Twitter friends/followers (in no particular order): R-bloggers, an aggregate site containing blog posts tagged as posts about R. High quality content. Statistical modeling, causal inference and social science. This one is...

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Did Wages Detach from Productivity in 1973? An Investigation

September 12, 2016
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Did Wages Detach from Productivity in 1973? An Investigation

This is the third and final blog post in my series on income inequality. This post discusses the detachment of compensation from productivity that occured around 1973. I look at the data and use R for exploring this break, along with why it may have occured. R code is with the analysis, in the spirit of reproducible research.

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Weapons of Math Destruction – A Data Scientist’s Guide to Disarmament

September 11, 2016
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Weapons of Math Destruction – A Data Scientist’s Guide to Disarmament

I’ve had this book on pre-order since spring and it finally arrived on Friday. I subsequently devoured it over the weekend. The book lays out a clear and compelling case for how data-driven algorithms can become — in contrast to their promise of amoral objectivism — efficient means for reproducing and even exacerbating social inequalities

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The R community is awesome (and fast)

August 30, 2016
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Recently I whined/whinged or generally complained about a few sharp edges in some powerful R systems. In each case I was treated very politely, listened to, and actually got fixes back in a very short timeframe from volunteers. That is really great and probably one of the many reasons R is a great ecosystem. Please … Continue...

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Gotta catch them all

August 21, 2016
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Gotta catch them all

Introduction When data becomes high-dimensional, the inherent relational structure between the variables can sometimes become unclear or indistinct. One, might want to find clusters for numerous amounts of reasons - me, I want to use it to better unde...

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Making fast, good decisions with the FFTrees R package

August 17, 2016
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Making fast, good decisions with the FFTrees R package

“…e are suspicious of rapid cognition. We live in a world that assumes that the quality of a decision is directly related to the time and effort that went into making it” Malcom Gladwell, Blink In his book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell summarises a common misconception about good decision making. According to folk wisdom, the more time, ...

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