2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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.
MIS770 or MIS770A* for M722, M751, M761, M661, M755 and S777 students ONLY
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour laboratory per week
*Students who are either enrolled in or have completed MIS770A - please contact a student adviser email@example.com
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.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Apply quantitative reasoning skills to solve complex problems.
Plan, monitor, and evaluate own learning as a data analyst
Deduce clear and unambiguous solutions in a form that they useful for decision making and research purposes and for communication to the wider public.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MIS771 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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