DAT 565 Week 1 Discussion: Data Analytics and Statistics
Discussion Topic for DAT 565 Week 1 Discussion
Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students or your faculty member.
This week’s required readings explain the role that analytics plays in the modern business environment. Consider the following questions and respond in a minimum of 175 words:
How is data analytics different from statistics?
Analytics tools fall into 3 categories:descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. What are the main differences among these categories?
Explain how businesses use analytics to convert raw operational data into actionable information. Provide at least 1 example.
Consider the organization you work for (or another organization you’re familiar with). Does this organization use data analytics?If so, how is it used? If not, how could the organization use data analytics to improve its performance?
Reply to at least 2 of your classmates or your faculty member. Be constructive and professional.
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