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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DATA 201 - Data Driven Decision Making

Spring (3)

For the increasing volume of information being produced to be useful in decision-making processes, it needs to be systematically organized and analyzed. This course will provide students with an opportunity to apply quantitative methods to a wide variety of real-world problems defined by decision makers from federal and international policy making groups. Course work will include applying a wide set of techniques (such as the analytic hierarchy process, ordered weighting averaging) which integrate human preferences and perception with quantitative information, with an emphasis on uncertainty. Students will learn about and consider the challenges associated with data reduction - how to balance between the limits of human perception, the value of additional information, and temporal constraints imposed by the decision making process.