date_range Starts on March 19, 2018
event_note End date May 6, 2018
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assignment Level : Introductive
label Computer science
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
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timer 24 hours in total

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A hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis and visualisation emphasizing key ideas and analytic tools.

Organisations everywhere want to exploit data to predict behaviours and extract valuable real-world insights; speaking of big data, data science, business intelligence, analytics, and data mining. You will focus on data exploration and discovery, learning what to look for in data, its limitations and avoiding being misled. Our visualisations will help you gain skills quickly, and introduce you to the big ideas that will help you to start understanding our world through data. We want to give you the confidence to dive into data using computer software and to start thinking like a statistician.

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Syllabus

  1. Data and its organisation
  2. Basic statistics
  3. Working with many variables simultaneously
  4. Sources of error and misconception
  5. Confidence intervals
  6. Statistical tests via randomisation
  7. Seasonal decomposition and forecasting
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  • Chris Wild
  • Tracey Meek
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The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and the only one included in the Times Higher Education top 200.

Founded in 1883, it is also the highest ranked New Zealand university in the QS World University Rankings and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. Some 35 percent of the top ranked academic researchers in New Zealand are at the University of Auckland.

Teaching and research is conducted over eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes. The university has a very strong Arts and Humanities programmes, the largest Science programme in New Zealand, and professional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Architecture, Engineering, Law and Medicine.

It is the only New Zealand university invited to be a member of Universitas 21, the World Universities Network (WUN) and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, consortia of prestigious global universities. In addition, the university engages regularly with the Go8 universities in Australia. These international linkages are vital to a teaching and research University which strives to be academically excellent and to provide its staff and students with the best possible educational and career opportunities.

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FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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