Blending quantitative analysis with qualitative insights can improve decision-making processes. However, many organisations lack a data-driven "culture", often through a misperception that data analysis is "hard". While deep-diving into data can be complex, simple descriptive exercises can go a long way to identify interesting trends, patterns, and relationships that can generate valuable insights. Change in an organisation comes from the top, so if management can better appreciate the potential for data, they can nurture a data-driven culture. Join us and explore how to make data-driven decisions to help develop your management skills.
In this Westco Academy, Dr. James Abdey will guide you through harnessing the power of data, covering:
By having the chance to enhance your understanding of the basis of robust information, the course aims to help you become more critical of sources of data before making significant decisions.
This course is perfect for: Junior and middle managers and decision-makers in the public sector looking to improve their understanding and integrate the power of data in their roles and thrive in today's data-centric environment
What software or tools do you need? Tableau to experiment with creating data visualisations Download a free version online at www.tableau.com/en-gb/trial/tableau-software
About the trainer: Dr James Abdey is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Statistics, having gained his PhD in 2010 from LSE, asking "To p, or not to p?"! He teaches the department's comprehensive service-level undergraduate courses in mathematical statistics and quantitative methods and elective courses in market research. His research interests include market research techniques and forensic statistics - the interplay of statistics and the law. James has been closely involved with LSE's Summer School and the University of London International Programmes for several years. Outside of academia, he has also worked on various quantitative-based consultancy projects in areas including the art market and the World Gold Council.
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