The use of data mining as a decision making tool for municipal performance management in the Western Cape

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott, Leanne en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Stewart, Theodor en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Rasmussen, Erica L en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-30T17:43:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-30T17:43:18Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Rasmussen, E. 2007. The use of data mining as a decision making tool for municipal performance management in the Western Cape. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4355
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-90).
dc.description.abstract This thesis proposes the use of data mining tools within an operations research process, allowing the integration of ever increasing amounts of data collected worldwide. It is further argued that the wealth of information delivered by DM tools, with their strong visual emphasis, can be used by enhance the transfer of knowledge of stakeholders. The discipline of operations research could benefit greatly from the methods offered within the field of data mining, used to analyse the ever increasing amounts of data collected worldwide. However, the subject also offers a wealth of information that could aid in decision making, along with visual representations of this information that might assist in the transferral of knowledge to problem stakeholders. The advantages offered by data mining are not limited to problem contexts containing high-quality data, but could also assist within the development contexts containing high-quality data, but could also assist within the development context where traditionally resources and relevant skills are scarce. The benefits of data mining within this context are illustrated through the use of municipal performance data supplied by the Department of Local Government and Housing in the Western Cape of South Africa. The results of these analyses are presented to the department in order to assess the potential contribution of data mining to decisions surrounding municipal support. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Operations Research in Development en_ZA
dc.title The use of data mining as a decision making tool for municipal performance management in the Western Cape en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Statistical Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Rasmussen, E. L. (2007). <i>The use of data mining as a decision making tool for municipal performance management in the Western Cape</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4355 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Rasmussen, Erica L. <i>"The use of data mining as a decision making tool for municipal performance management in the Western Cape."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4355 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Rasmussen EL. The use of data mining as a decision making tool for municipal performance management in the Western Cape. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4355 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Rasmussen, Erica L AB - This thesis proposes the use of data mining tools within an operations research process, allowing the integration of ever increasing amounts of data collected worldwide. It is further argued that the wealth of information delivered by DM tools, with their strong visual emphasis, can be used by enhance the transfer of knowledge of stakeholders. The discipline of operations research could benefit greatly from the methods offered within the field of data mining, used to analyse the ever increasing amounts of data collected worldwide. However, the subject also offers a wealth of information that could aid in decision making, along with visual representations of this information that might assist in the transferral of knowledge to problem stakeholders. The advantages offered by data mining are not limited to problem contexts containing high-quality data, but could also assist within the development contexts containing high-quality data, but could also assist within the development context where traditionally resources and relevant skills are scarce. The benefits of data mining within this context are illustrated through the use of municipal performance data supplied by the Department of Local Government and Housing in the Western Cape of South Africa. The results of these analyses are presented to the department in order to assess the potential contribution of data mining to decisions surrounding municipal support. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - The use of data mining as a decision making tool for municipal performance management in the Western Cape TI - The use of data mining as a decision making tool for municipal performance management in the Western Cape UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4355 ER - en_ZA


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