Excel: Making Sense of Data 2023

Learning objectives

Learning Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Make sense of polls.
  • Evaluate economic forecasts and forecast recessions.
  • Use prediction markets to forecast sales in your business.
  • Understand the importance of black swan events.
  • What one number best predicts the success of an NFL team.
  • Understand randomized controlled trials.
  • How your city's sewage can be used to predict future COVID cases.
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Instructor Wayne Winston

Instructor bio

Dr. Wayne Winston is a Visiting Professor at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston and Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from M.I.T. and a Ph.D in operations research from Yale. He won over 40 teaching awards at Indiana University. He has written over a dozen books including Marketing Analytics, Data Analysis and Decision Making, Operations Research, Practical Management Science, Excel 2016 Data Analysis and Business Modeling, and Mathletics. Dr. Winston has taught classes and consulted for many leading global organizations. He is also a two-time Jeopardy! Champion and has consulted for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks.

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