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Regression Analysis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne G. Fischer, PhD Feb 26. 10 Replies

I am doing some regression analysis. Some of the independent variables are continuous while some are categorical. The dependent variable is continuous. Can you please help me on which regression…Continue

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DEREK BELYEA commented on Prashanth Southekal, PhD's blog post Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?
""Until someone fortifies the material value of high-quality data as a consistent source of revenue and growth potential then companies will intentionally omit it from balance sheets." This is not the problem. Lots of non-data assets show…"
May 22
DEREK BELYEA commented on Prashanth Southekal, PhD's blog post Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?
"FASB and IFRS go to great pains (and give accountants lots of work) to assign values to some assets and some liabilities but completely ignore others.  Yes, investors are not stupid.  They understand the value of these "hidden"…"
May 22
David Blaszkowsky commented on Prashanth Southekal, PhD's blog post Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?
"There is a big difference between the accounting meaning of "asset" and the popular use of the term.  "_____ is our most important asset" is a routine phrase -- here we insert "data", rather than people or…"
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DEREK BELYEA commented on Prashanth Southekal, PhD's blog post Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?
"Facebook is a company that exists primarily on the rent that advertisers will pay for access to its data. At the end of 2017 the market value of Facebook was slightly in excess of USD 500 billion and the book value of its equity was roughly USD 75…"
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Cristian Vava commented on Prashanth Southekal, PhD's blog post Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?
"Indeed it would be rather difficult to include data and processing algorithms on the Balance Sheet. The Financial Accounting was conceived this way to prevent "overly creative" interpretations of reality which would lead to extreme…"
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Donald Ray Presnell commented on Prashanth Southekal, PhD's blog post Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?
"Until someone fortifies the material value of high-quality data as a consistent source of revenue and growth potential then companies will intentionally omit it from balance sheets."
May 15
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Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?

I have been asked many times is data a business asset?. Why is it that an intangible asset like data is not in the company’s balance sheet - a statement of the assets, liabilities, and capital of a business at a particular point in time? Technically, an intangible asset is a non-physical asset that has a multi-period useful life. Examples of intangible business assets are patents, copyrights, customer lists, trademarks, brand names, logo, and data. While data in the recent years has provided…See More
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Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?

I have been asked many times is data a business asset?. Why is it that an intangible asset like data is not in the company’s balance sheet - a statement of the assets, liabilities, and capital of a business at a particular point in time? Technically, an intangible asset is a non-physical asset that has a multi-period useful life. Examples of intangible business assets are patents, copyrights, customer lists, trademarks, brand names, logo, and data. While data in the recent years has provided…See More
May 15
Wayne G. Fischer, PhD replied to Prashanth Southekal, PhD's discussion Regression Analysis
"(Multiple) Linear Regression does *not* require a linear relationship between the response and the predictor(s).  "Linear" refers to the requirement that the model being considered is linear in the *parameters* to be estimated."
Feb 26
Ramkumar Mambakkam replied to Prashanth Southekal, PhD's discussion Regression Analysis
"You could use a normal Linear Regression, as your dependent variable is continuous. The categorical variables, can be converted to dummy variables ( if there are not many unique ones ).  Depending on the Overfitting or underfitting, you can…"
Feb 25
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Sagar Dawda replied to Prashanth Southekal, PhD's discussion Regression Analysis
"Hi Prashanth As an alternate approach you could try using a CART (Classification And Regression Tree) like Random Forest . This can be helpful especially in circumstances when the number of categories are more in your categorical feature. So…"
Feb 22
Mithun Alva replied to Prashanth Southekal, PhD's discussion Regression Analysis
"Sounds great Prashanth. Were you able to check for the above assumptions?"
Feb 22
Prashanth Southekal, PhD replied to Prashanth Southekal, PhD's discussion Regression Analysis
"Thanks Mithun for your help. Creating dummy variables as the key as I did not know that before. I was able to get this done and come up with a prediction model."
Feb 22
Mithun Alva replied to Prashanth Southekal, PhD's discussion Regression Analysis
"Hi Prashanth. You can build a basic multiple regression model after creating dummy variables to represent the variables with the categorical values. Once you have built this base model, you will absolutely need to check for the following…"
Feb 22

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Prashanth Southekal brings over 20 years of Data and Information Management consulting/working for companies such as SAP AG, Shell, Apple, P&G, and General Electric. He has published two books on Information Management including the most recent "Data for Business Performance".
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Why is Data Missing from the Balance Sheet?

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 5:00am 6 Comments

I have been asked many times is data a business asset?. Why is it that an intangible asset like data is not in the company’s balance sheet - a statement of the assets, liabilities, and capital of a business at a particular point in time? Technically, an intangible asset is a non-physical asset that has a multi-period useful life. Examples of intangible business assets are patents, copyrights, customer lists, trademarks, brand names, logo, and data. While data in the recent years…

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Transforming Quantitative Data to Qualitative Data

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 9:00pm 4 Comments

The two main data types in business are nominal (categorical or qualitative data) and interval data (quantitative or continuous data). Nominal data are just categories on variables such as customer names, and marital status and you cannot do any mathematical operations on this type of data. Bar chart and Pie chart are usually used to describe nominal data. On the other hand, interval data hold numerical values on variables such as income, age, and invoice amount and you can do mathematical…

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