Predictive Modeling for Categorical Targets Using IBM SPSS Modeler v18.1.1 0A0U8G

Duration: 
1 days
Codes: 
0A0U8G
Versions: 
V18.1.1

Overview

This course focuses on using analytical models to predict a categorical field, such as churn, fraud, response to a mailing, pass/fail exams, and machine break-down. Students are introduced to decision trees such as CHAID and C&R Tree, traditional statistical models such as Logistic Regression, and machine learning models such as Neural Networks. Students will learn about important options in dialog boxes, how to interpret the results, and explain the major differences between the models.

Skills Gained

  • 1: Introduction to predictive models for categorical targets
  • 2: Building decision trees interactively with CHAID
  • 3: Building decision trees interactively with C&R Tree and Quest
  • 4: Building decision trees directly
  • 5: Using traditional statistical models
  • 6: Using machine learning models

Course Outline

1: Introduction to predictive models for categorical targets

  • Identify three modeling objectives
  • Explain the concept of field measurement level and its implications for selecting a modeling technique

List three types of models to predict categorical targets

2: Building decision trees interactively with CHAID

  • Explain how CHAID grows decision trees
  • Build a customized model with CHAID
  • Evaluate a model by means of accuracy, risk, response and gain

Use the model nugget to score records

3: Building decision trees interactively with C&R Tree and Quest

  • Explain how C&R Tree grows a tree
  • Explain how Quest grows a tree
  • Build a customized model using C&R Tree and Quest

List two differences between CHAID, C&R Tree, and Quest

4: Building decision trees directly

  • Customize two options in the CHAID node
  • Customize two options in the C&R Tree node
  • Customize two options in the Quest node
  • Customize two options in the C5.0 node
  • Use the Analysis node and Evaluation node to evaluate and compare models

List two differences between CHAID, C&R Tree, Quest, and C5.0

5: Using traditional statistical models

  • Explain key concepts for Discriminant
  • Customize one option in the Discriminant node
  • Explain key concepts for Logistic

Customize one option in the Logistic node

6: Using machine learning models

  • Explain key concepts for Neural Net

Customize one option in the Neural Net node

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