MIS771 - Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

MSQ791

EFTSL value:0.125
Assumed Knowledge:

The unit assumes students have already completed foundational study in statistics at undergraduate level and have some familiarity with basic statistical concepts and inferential techniques. In particular, understanding of descriptive statistics and structure of probability is necessary.

Unit chair:

A Tamaddoni  (Trimester 1), D Saundage  (Trimester 2)

Prerequisite:

MIS770 for M722, M761, M661 and M755 students ONLY

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour laboratory per week
Cloud(online): Learning resources are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit focuses on the techniques and approaches to analysing business data to support decision making. It covers exploratory data analysis, visualisation of data and evidence based decision making. The unit aims to give students a broad understanding of statistical approaches used to support business decisions, their limitations, typical application areas, managerial reporting of statistical results and incorporating insights into the business decision-making process. Extensive use is made of software to develop data visualisation and analysis skills and to enhance the appreciation of various techniques studied. The unit assumes students have already completed foundational study in statistics at undergraduate level and have some familiarity with basic statistical concepts and inferential techniques. In particular, understanding of descriptive statistics and structure of probability is necessary.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Cloud (online) Test - 20%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Advanced data analysis report (1500 - 2000 words) and associated data analysis - 40%

Assessment 3 (Group of up to 3 students or individual) - Data Visualisation and analysis (1000 words - 20%) and oral presentations (20%) - 40%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:
Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
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  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
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International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

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Student Contribution Rate * Student Contribution Rate ** Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International Students
$1114 $1114 $3039 $3305
*Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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