Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 17

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View all deadlines at the AGEC 4213 Calendar.

Your grades can be viewed here.

[Regarding his first consulting job]…[My boss] gave me a big stack of data…[and said]…we need to figure out how to help them get their drugs approved faster…I turned to him and said, so what do you want me to do? And he said we are not paying you all this money for me to tell you what to do. You’re just supposed to figure it out. Of all the things I learned [in consulting] that was one of the most important: that you actually are supposed to think…If you reflect back [to college] we never ask kids to really think. The secret to getting good grades in college is to memorize a bunch of stuff. The idea that now I had to have an original thought was shocking.
—Levitt, Steven (interviewee). November 21, 2012. “I Consult, Therefore I Am.” Freakonomics [podcast]. Stephen Dubner [interviewer]. National Public Radio.


Homework 7 is due at the beginning of class on October 24.

I haven't received the survey from Newby or Gulick yet (see October 8 announcements.)

The deadline for the Creative Project: upload presentation to YouTube by 3:30 PM on November 5.

I have added Homework 6 grades, as well as your answers and my answer key. You can challenge me on my answer key and we can discuss the homework, if you like.

Today's Class

Kurt Gulick will begin class

Need volunteer to begin next class.

After this, I will ask each person to take this survey and tell me if you see any problems. If it looks okay we will have other people take it also and analyze the results.

Will continue working on this worksheet. Either open your saved spreadsheet from last class or use this one

Then we will complete this worksheet using these data.

And then we will complete this worksheet using these data.