DA 310 Introduction to Analytics • 5 Cr.
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.
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