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Tools of Data Analysis

Tools of Data Analysis

Contact Hours: 
This course offers 5 contact hours for continuing education credit.

$55.30 for all users.

Access Time:
365 Days


There are a number of statistical tools and techniques that are commonly used by organizations to inform decision-making. These tools span numerous business functions and support many different objectives. This intermediate-level course describes, evaluates, and analyzes different statistical techniques and their real-world limitations and benefits. The course features crossover analysis, break-even analysis, cluster analysis, decision tree analysis as well as an introduction to regression.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe linear programming as finding the best solution to a problem
  2. Explain how crossover analysis is utilized in decision making
  3. Explain the factors and assumptions involved in break-even analysis
  4. Apply the standard deviation rule to a special case of normal distributions
  5. Interpret the results of an ANOVA test
  6. Describe the various forecasting techniques and the benefits and limitations
  7. Identify regression analysis applications for purposes of description and prediction
  8. Describe other statistical techniques (time series analysis, cluster analysis, decision trees) and their real-world application
  9. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various statistical techniques
  10. Choose a statistical technique based on a brief case study


This course includes an “Ask the Expert” feature. You can use this feature to submit questions about course content. A subject matter expert will provide guidance or point you to additional resources for the topics you’re studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 80% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

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