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Area/Catalogue
INFS 5130

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
170571

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Business

Course aim

To provide students with the fundamentals of the statistical analysis of data for strategic decision making in business and management.

Course content

The course content is based around three main themes; the identification and handling of data, the estimation and testing of data, and the interpretation and presentation of data. Topics will include: Introduction to data analysis; data cleaning and handling techniques; sampling selection; estimation methods (e.g. ordinary least squares); hypothesis testing; simple and multiple linear regression; ANOVA; multivariate analysis; business intelligence and organisational requirements for data; application of data analysis for business decision making.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Continuous assessment N/A 40% Weekly
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 40% Weekly
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 40% Weekly
Examination N/A 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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