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Rapid Insight Announces 70 New Customers in 2013

Organizations range from universities and community colleges to health care and financial institutions Conway, NH December 19, 2013 –Rapid Insight, the market leader in easy-to-use business intelligence and predictive analytics software, announced today that they have...

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Predictive Modeling Used to Research Gender Bias

A longtime Rapid Insight customer, Mike Johnson, of Dickinson College, always intrigues us with all of the ways he finds to incorporate predictive modeling into his research.  He was one of the panelists in our first #DataTalk and we always find his presentations to...

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Brushing Up on R-Squared

When was the last time you took a course in statistics? For many of us, it’s been a few years… at least. When talking to customers about some of the statistical concepts that factor into predictive models, I’ve found that while many topics are “kind of familiar”, most...

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Ahhoooo, Werewolves of Florida

This summer, we posted about a game we created to introduce kids to data science that combined two great things in life – werewolves and Family Feud. This month, the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition used the game during their monthly Science Saturday....

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David and Goliath (and STEM Majors)

I'd like to preface this review by saying that I’m a Gladwell fan. I think he’s doing a great job of making the social sciences more mainstream. I like his now-signature coupling of relatable examples with simple (yet thorough) explanations, and I’ve consumed...

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Predictive Modeling for Strategic Enrollment Management

One of the many uses for predictive analytics in higher education is to predict what will happen during various stages of the “enrollment funnel” (search names - inquiries - applied - accepted - enrolled). For those of you who might be considering how to incorporate...

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Obamacare: Predicting Outcomes

With the October 1 opening of the Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges swiftly approaching, we’re about to experience a major shift in the way our country’s healthcare system works. For better or worse, there are definite changes that are already starting to take...

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The Data-Driven Difference

I’d like to share one of the best explanations of data-driven decision making that I’ve ever encountered; it comes from a Forbes article published back in March. I’ll paraphrase here, but I also encourage you to read the full article. Most people have had the...

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Crossing Party Lines with Predictive Modeling

With the rise of Nate Silver and the emergence of mainstream data science, we've seen many uses for predictive analytics, including the entrance of predictive modeling into the political arena. Actually, although predicting election results is a booming business now,...

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