Predictive Modeling for Continuous Targets Using IBM SPSS Modeler (v18.1.1)

Instructors
David Cutajar BA (Hons)MSc
Duration
1 Day
Course Level
LearnQuest / IBM Approved Certification
Requirements
Experience using IBM SPSS Modeler including familiarity with the Modeler environment, creating streams, reading data files, exploring data, setting the unit of analysis, combining datasets, deriving and reclassifying fields, and a basic knowledge of model
Certification
LearnQuest / IBM Approved Certification

 

Predictive Modeling for Continuous Targets Using IBM SPSS Modeler (v18.1.1) provides an overview of how to use IBM SPSS Modeler to predict a target field that describes numeric values. Students will be exposed to rule induction models such as CHAID and C&R Tree. They will also be introduced to traditional statistical models such as Linear Regression. Students are introduced to machine learning models, such as Neural Networks. Business use case examples include: predicting the length of subscription for newspapers, telecommunication, and job length, as well as predicting insurance claim amounts.

 

Who is it for?

This course is aimed for IBM SPSS Modeler Analysts who have completed the Introduction to IBM SPSS Modeler and Data Mining course who want to become familiar with the modeling techniques available in IBM SPSS Modeler to predict a continuous target.

 

What should I have?

• Experience using IBM SPSS Modeler including familiarity with the Modeler environment, creating streams, reading data files, exploring data, setting the unit of analysis, combining datasets, deriving and reclassifying fields, and a basic knowledge of modeling.
• Prior completion of Introduction to IBM SPSS Modeler and Data Science (v18.1.1) is recommended.

 

 

Our trainer is an experienced IBM-SPSS Statistics and DataMining Consultant

Refreshments and course notes included

 

 

Course Content

1: Introduction to predicting continuous targets

  • List three modeling objectives
  • List two business questions that involve predicting continuous targets
  • Explain the concept of field measurement level and its implications for selecting a modeling technique
  • List three types of models to predict continuous targets
  • Determine the classification model to use

2: Building decision trees interactively

  • Explain how CHAID grows a tree
  • Explain how C&R Tree grows a tree
  • Build CHAID and C&R Tree models interactively
  • Evaluate models for continuous targets
  • Use the model nugget to score records

3: Building your tree directly

  • Explain the difference between CHAID and Exhaustive CHAID
  • Explain boosting and bagging
  • Identify how C&R Tree prunes decision trees
  • List two differences between CHAID and C&R Tree

4: Using traditional statistical models

  • Explain key concepts for Linear
  • Customize options in the Linear node
  • Explain key concepts for Cox
  • Customize options in the Cox node

5: Using machine learning models

  • Explain key concepts for Neural Net
  • Customize one option in the Neural Net node

 

 *Disclaimer: Kindly note the scheduled dates below are tentative and are therefore subject to change. Please, do register your interest as we are taking provisional bookings. 

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