Introductory Statistics and Data Analysis - ECON5257

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Economics

Course Outline: ECON5257 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 3

EFTSL: 0.06250 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 1.5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: must be enrolled in program 8409 or 8415

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to basic statistical tools and quantitative methods that are useful in understanding the type of data encountered in business. Importantly, it will provide a framework for approaching economics and business problems, and experience in learning from associated data. Topics covered include: understanding data, examining relationships, randomness and sampling distributions, introduction to inference, and probability. The course also aims to provide familiarity with the use of computer spreadsheet software for data analysis and problem solving.
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