Last updated: May 27, 2019
Topic: BusinessMining
Sample donated:

1. Using Proquest in the library, conduct an author search on Lewis Perdue. Find his article titled: “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.”

When was this article published? October 2, 2000

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What is the ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) of this article? 10778039

2. Using Proquest, find the review of the 1998 biography of Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu.

Who is the author of the review? Mary L. Scott

In what publication was this review published? Journal of the West.

3. Using xreferplus, browse topics and click on “Business”. Click The Penguin Dictionary of Economics and find Data Mining.

What year was this article published? 1998

What is the abstract of this article? Copy and paste it in the space below.

The practice of searching for correlations in data with the purpose of generating theoretical hypotheses. The normal pattern of scientific research is for hypotheses to be produced by abstract models and then validated by empirical testing. Data-mining reverses the procedure. It is not held to be a respectable mode of inquiry because, while any theories it produces will be empirically valid, it is hard to tell whether they are the result of coincidence or not. All data are bound to wrap up some coincidences, and the data-miner is likely to have unearthed these. For example, a theory that people whose names start with the letter H tend to be richer than average would not be remarkable if discovered in data, as at least one letter group must have higher than average income. The theory would be convincing only if it had been thought up before being substantiated by data analysis.

4. Using the xreferplus link in the library, click on “Quotations,” then “Bloomsbury Biographical Dictionary of Quotations.” Find the quotation by Wallace, Lew (1827 – 1905).

What is the quotation by Lew Wallace?

Beauty is altogether in the eye of the beholder.
The Prince of India 1893

What state was this U.S. soldier, lawyer, and writer the governor of? New Mexico.