2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Data Mining and Data Analysis|
|Prerequisites||ECMT2110 or QBUS2810|
|Lectures||1 x 2hr lecture and 1 x 1hr tutorial per week|
|Assessment||Group project (20%); Assignments (15%); Mid-semester exam (20%); Final exam (45%)|
|Description||The advances in information technology have made available very rich information data sets, often generated automatically as a by-product of the main institutional activity of a firm or business unit. Data Mining deals with inferring and validating patterns, structures and relationships in data, as a tool to support decisions in the business environment. The course offers an insight into the main statistical methodologies for the visualisation and the analysis of business and market data, providing the information requirements for specific tasks such as credit scoring, prediction and classification, market segmentation and product positioning. Emphasis will be given to empirical applications using modern software tools.|