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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
December 23, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 25


In this issue

1) What is best practice for data visualization?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers


1) What is best practice for data visualization?

by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

Visualizing data means that we can see relationships if they exist. A visualization is a short cut to understanding the underlying pattern in the data. The danger is that the pattern is spurious and that we fail to test for the significance of the relationship. So what are "best practices" for visualizing a data set? Should we start with descriptive information on the data set? Should we have a prior hypothesis that guides our analysis? Should we try a number of techniques and tools and to see if we find a relationship?

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2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines

12/20/2012 Kontagent launches new mobile apps for on-the-go access to mobile analytics. Check release.

12/20/2012 Desert research institute utilizing IBM big data analytics to assist Nevada's growth strategy. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. Call for IS/T book proposals. Click here

2. Call for papers: AMCIS BI&KM (SIGDSS), Chicago August 15-17, 2013. Click here

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