University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ECON 1008 - Data Analytics I

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Summer School
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week. Intensive in Summer Semester.
Restriction: Cannot be counted towards BCompSc, BCompGr, BMath, BMath Adv, BMathComp Sci or BEng(Software Engineering) students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Quota: A quota may apply
Incompatible: ECON 1008UAC, ECON 1011, WINEMKTG 1015EX, STATS 1000, STATS 1005, STATS 1004, STATS 1504
Assessment: Typically tutorial participation and/or exercises, assignments, tests and final exam
Syllabus:

In today's world, good decision making relies on data and data analysis. This course helps students develop the understanding that they will need to make informed decisions using data, and to communicate the results effectively. The course is an introduction to the essential concepts, tools and methods of statistics for students in business, economics and similar disciplines, although it may have wider interest. The focus is on concepts, reasoning, interpretation and thinking rather than computation, formulae and theory. Much of the work will require students to write effectively and communicate their ideas with clarity. The course covers two main branches of statistics: descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics includes collecting data and summarising and interpreting them through numerical and graphical techniques. Inferential statistics includes selecting and applying the correct statistical technique in order to make estimates or test claims about a population based on a sample. Topics covered may include descriptive statistics, correlation and simple regression, probability, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, multiple regression, time series analysis and index numbers. By the end of this course, students should understand and know how to use statistics. Students will also develop some understanding of the limitations of statistical inference and of the ethics of data analysis and statistics. Students will work in small groups in this course; this will develop the skills required to work effectively and inclusively in groups, as in a real work environment. Typically, one component of the assessment requires students to work in teams and collect and analyse data in order to answer a real-world problem of their own choosing.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Summer School Tue 14/01/2020 Thu 16/01/2020 Mon 10/02/2020 Wed 26/02/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92075 TU01 40 5 9 Jan - 13 Feb Thursday 2pm - 4pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
Automatic Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
92074 LE01 40 5 7 Jan - 11 Feb Tuesday 10am - 12pm Engineering Nth, N132, Teaching Room
9 Jan - 13 Feb Thursday 10am - 12pm Engineering Nth, N132, Teaching Room