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Session Information  : Sunday Nov 05, 13:30 - 15:00

Title:  Tutorial: Enhance Your Own Research Productivity Using Spreadsheets (From Sin to Salvation)

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Title: Enhance Your Own Research Productivity Using Spreadsheets (From Sin to Salvation)
 Presenting Author: Janet Wagner,Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts-Boston, MSIS Department, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston MA 02125, United States, janet.wagner@umb.edu
 Co-Author: Jeffrey Keisler,Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston, MSIS Department, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston MA 02125, United States, Jeff.Keisler@umb.edu
 
Abstract: Spreadsheets are preferred by many OR/MS modelers. However, user surveys indicate that most do not use basic good practices and most large spreadsheets are seriously flawed. Fortunately, solutions to many of these problems are widely available and easy to learn. The authors, who have first hand experience with both "sin" and "salvation" in the spreadsheet kingdom, present "top ten" Excel methods and four major applications reflecting personal and professional experiences. Bring your laptops!