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Analytics Magazine

Fall 2009 Table of Contents

decision analystFEATURES

SO YOU WANT TO BE A DECISION ANALYST?

By Daniel T. Maxwell
All it takes is technical and personal skills, insight, tools, techniques and luck.

ANALYSIS PLACEBOS

By Douglas Hubbard and Douglas A. Samuelson
The difference between perceived and real benifits of risk and analysis and decision models.

B.I. & MODELING SYSTEMS SYNERGY

By Jeremy F. Shapiro
Integrating often-competing methodologies helps analyze, solve tough problems.

REAL VALUE OF I.T.

By Gerald J. Lieberman
Rather thatn a cost center, compare information technology to other business investments.

TO BOLDLY GO …

By James J. Swain
Simulation software survey: tools to explore strange new worlds and familiar ones.

NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH?

By Jaime Catalan, et al.
How combinatorial auctions help feed two million public school children in Chile.

DEPARTMENTS

INSIDE STORY
EXECUTIVE EDGE
PROFIT CENTER
NEWSMAKERS
CORPORATE PROFILE
PRACTICE CONFERENCE PREVIEW
LAST WORD

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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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