DA 310 Introduction to Analytics • 5 Cr.

Description

Introduces the importance of data management, data analysis and data representation. Includes the use of common statistical tools and their applications in decision-making and research. Emphasis is on quantitative and technology based analysis of real world problems to improve decision-making in various disciplines, along with report writing and presentation skills. Prerequisite: Admission into the program and MATH 130, 138 or MATH& 141 with a C or better; or permission of the instructor.

Description starting Summer 2019

Introduces the importance of data management, data analysis and data representation. Includes the use of common statistical tools and their applications in decision-making and research. Emphasis is on quantitative and technology based analysis of real world problems to improve decision-making in various disciplines, along with report writing and presentation skills. Prerequisite: Admission into the program and MATH 138 or MATH& 141 with a C or better; or permission of the instructor.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between data analytics and business decision-making process. Analyze and evaluate research methodologies. Identify the most common data analytics methods and discuss how each method best applies to specific analytics questions. Identify the most common technological tools used in data analytics. Evaluate business problems and determine suitable analytical methods. Use technological tools such as Excel or R to manage data sets in various sizes and formats. Interpret research study results and clearly state the conclusion in reports and presentations with close attention to details

Offered