From Disarray to Dataset

  • Thomas Cleff


Let us begin with the first step of the intelligence cycle: data collection. Many businesses gather crucial information—on expenditures and sales, say—but few enter it into a central database for systematic evaluation. The first task of the statistician is to mine this valuable information. Often, this requires skills of persuasion: employees may be hesitant to give up data for the purpose of systematic analysis, for this may reveal past failures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Cleff
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  1. 1.Pforzheim Business SchoolPforzheim University of Applied SciencesPforzheimGermany

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