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Data Analytics - Foundation & Advanced

10-11 (Part 1) & 11-12 Apr 2018 (Part 2) (€2,695)
Dublin
4 days total - Foundation (2) - Advanced (2)
Purpose: 

This course aims to provide sufficient basic knowledge to analyse data in the best way without making any of the common errors.

The main headings we will cover during the course are described below. Each section will first be explained theoretically, followed by practical exercises using example data (or data that is provided by the customer). We will use Minitab data analysis software to practice the various analysis. Each participant will be provided with a free 30 day trial version of Minitab. Some of the topics will also be illustrated using MS EXCEL.

It is advised that each participant has access to a laptop or desktop PC with Windows 7 or 8.1 installed.

Suitable for: 

This course is recommended for all those in an organisation who want to get a good understanding of Data Analysis, the methodology, the main tools and tests and when to use them and when not.

In addition we will spend some time looking at various common errors you must be aware to avoid wrong results.

What’s good about the course? : 

Summary of Agenda:

Day 1 and Day 2 – All participants

Day 1: Data Types, Distributions, MSA and Graphical Tools

Day 2: Hypothesis testing – Part I

Day 3 and 4 – Advanced participants

Day 3: Hypothesis testing - Part II, Statistical Process Control, Regression and capability analysis

Day 4: Common Errors in the following areas:

  • Sources
  • Data collection
  • Data quality
  • Estimation
  • Graphics
  • Choosing the test
  • Statistical procedures
  • Interpreting results
  • Reporting
  • At the end of the course participants will know what the data analytics methodology is.
  • At the end of the course participants will have a fundamental understanding of how to use the various tools listed below. Even though we will practice as much as possible, it is advised that the participants keep practicing.
  • The knowledge acquired will provide an understanding of how Data Analysis can be integrated into the company’s reporting and decision structure.

Objectives:

  • At the end of the course participants will know what the data analytics methodology is.
  • At the end of the course participants will have a fundamental understanding of how to use the various tools listed below. Even though we will practice as much as possible, it is advised that the participants keep practicing.
  • The knowledge acquired will provide an understanding of how Data Analysis can be integrated into the company’s reporting and decision structure.

Benefits:

Practical hands-on workshops

Days 1 to 2 for participants new to the topic

Days 3 to 4 for participants looking to work though to more advanced topics

Detailed Content:

Introductory Section – first 2 days of the course

Day 1

Data Analysis Methodology – CRISP-DM (Cross-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining)

  • Business Understanding
  • Data understanding
  • Data Preparation
  • Modeling
  • Evaluation
  • Deployment

Introduction to Minitab and Excel (History in Minitab & Change settings in Excel)

  1. Distributions
  • Types of data: Continuous, Attribute (Ordinal, Discrete and categorical)
  • Normal Distribution
  • Binomial distribution
  • Poisson distribution

Day 2

Hypothesis testing – Part I

When you want to compare averages or medians of some sample of data to decide if they are statistically different.

When you want to compare the standard deviation of some sample of data to decide if their variation is statistically different.

When you want to compare proportions or percentages that came from different samples of data to decide if they are statistically different.

  • Principles of Hypothesis testing: What is it and why and when do we use hypothesis testing
  • 1 Sample T-Test: for comparing the averages of one sample against a specific target or historical average
  • 2 Sample T-Test: for comparing the averages of two samples against each other.
  • One way ANOVA: for comparing the averages of 3 or more samples against each other
  • Pared T-Test: for comparing the averages of two samples that contain data that is linked in pairs.

Exploratory data analysis via graphical tools

  • Time series
  • Scatter
  • Pareto
  • Box and Whiskers

Advanced Section – Continued for another 2 days

Day 3

Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

This is a technique for understanding the quality of data by challenging its sources and their potential errors.

  • Gage R&R (Repeatability and Reproducibility) study for continuous data
  • Attribute R&R study for attribute data

Hypothesis Testing – Part II

What is it and why and when do we use hypothesis testing

Levenes Test: for comparing the standard deviations of 2 or more samples that are not normally distributed

F-Test: for comparing the standard deviations of 2 samples that are normally distributed

Bartletts Test: for comparing the standard deviations of 3 or more samples that are normally distributed.

1 Proportion Test: for comparing a proportion against a specific target or historical proportion

2 Proportions Test: for comparing 2 proportions against each other

Chi-Square Test: for comparing 3 or more proportions against each other.

 

Graphical Tools – Part II

Histogram: The data is summarised into bars with the most frequent values being represented by the higher bars. The overall shape of the distribution can be assessed.

Probability Plot: used to decide if a sample data fits a specific distribution

Matrix plot: produces and array of scatter plots

Box Plot: Shows the distribution of a sample data as a box and whiskers

Individual value Plot: for comparing the distribution of several samples against each other

Fitted line Plot: is a scatter plot in which the relationship between the input and the output is represented mathematically by a single line (a regression line) can be linear or curved.

 

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

I-MR chart for analysing individual data points of continuous data

U- Chart: for analysing the count or defects per unit

Xbar R Chart: for analysing the averages of small sub-groups (2 to 5)

P chart: for analysing the proportions or percentages

Xbar S Chart: for analysing the averages of large sub-groups (more than 6)

 

Regression

  • Simple regression: model the relationship between one X variable and a response variable Y
  • Multiple Regression: to model the relationship between two to five X variables and a response variable Y
  • Optimise response: using multiple regression to model the relationship between two to five X variables and a response variable Y and identify X values that optimise Y.

 

Capability Analysis

  • Capability Analysis: determine whether the process is capable of producing output that meets customer requirements.
  • Binomial Capability: determine whether the % defective meets customer requirements
  • Poison Capability: determine whether the defect rate (DPU) meets customer requirements