HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers
Running a school or organization, now more than ever, there is a need to be able to make sense of numbers. This Harvard Business Review book is a guide for business managers who don’t have a data background to be able to make data-informed decisions. Each chapter is written by a different author with varying expertise in the data analytics world. Learn how to gather the right information, the difference between data and metrics, and how to analyze data to make decisions and communicate your findings.
When you’re not a data scientist, you have to rely on those who are the experts. This book helps you ask data experts the right questions to have a better understanding of what you’re looking at. For example, asking what assumptions are behind your analysis can give one a deeper understanding of the limitations of the data. While this book is written for the business world, there is still a lot to take away for people with oversight of an organization’s finances and test score data.
Review by Odelia Epstein