Data Analysis

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Data Analysis

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The ability to collect, analyse, manipulate, understand and report data is an important skill in any work environment. This is particularly true in business where learning to deal with randomness, variation and uncertainty is a vital skill for anyone intending to apply their knowledge. This unit is designed to ensure that students gain the basic tools necessary to allow them to develop this skill. Students will also gain an introduction to many of the quantitative techniques which will be used throughout their further studies in their chosen discipline.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Manipulate and perform accurate calculations on data, using excel and other statistical tools as appropriate;
    2. Identify the various types of data and describe these using appropriate statistics;
    3. Analyse data and interpret output of statistical analysis to answer questions and solve problems;
    4. Use graphs and other modes of presenting data to summarise and support data interpretation and analysis.
    Approaches to Teaching and Learning
    This unit has a formal class contact time in lectures and tutorials of approximately three hours (lecture two hours, tutorial one hour). Furthermore, a student should expect to devote, on average, nine further hours per week on self-study and assignments. The nine non-formal hours should be seen as a guide only, and not to be regarded as a restriction on the hours devoted to the unit. Students are expected to be active participants in the learning process and are encouraged to participate in class.
    Assessment name: Online Quiz
    Description: The online quiz is designed to provide students with an immediate opportunity to apply their understanding of concepts to problem-solving tasks and to assess their progress with the subject to date. The online quiz will be in a multiple-choice format based on lectures 1 to 6 and run on a weekly basis from weeks 3 to 8. The online quiz will be made available through the BSB123 Blackboard page. The best 5 of the 6 weekly quizzes will be used to determine the grade.
    Length/Duration: 6 weekly quizzes, one per week.
    Formative or Summative: Formative and summative
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2,
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Weeks 3-8
    Assessment name: Research Report
    Description: The research report is designed to assess students' ability to critically analyse data and present findings to address business issues in a report format. The research report will provide students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the relevant statistical concepts and techniques by applying them to real world data.
    Length/Duration: 1,000 words
    Formative or Summative: Formative and summative
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2, 3 and 4,
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 7
    Assessment name: End of Semester Examination
    Description: The final exam consists of short-answer and calculation based questions that cover lectures 1 to 12 inclusive.
    Length/Duration: 2 hours plus 10 minutes perusal
    Formative or Summative: Summative
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2,
    Weight: 60
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Central Exam Period

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