units

ETC1000

Faculty of Business and Economics

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# ETC1000 - Business and economic statistics

## 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics

Coordinator(s)

Offered

Clayton

• First semester 2016 (Day)
• Second semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

• First semester 2016 (Day)

### Synopsis

Presentation and analysis of grouped and ungrouped data using tables, charts and measures of location and dispersion; standardisation techniques, including index numbers, with application to share price indices and the CPI; analysis of relationships between variables using simple and multiple regression; extensions to multiple regression, including nonlinear and categorical explanatory variables and time series data with applications to forecasting; main ideas of probability theory as a foundation for statistical inference; concept of sampling as a way of capturing uncertainty about data; estimators and their properties; constructing and interpreting confidence intervals; fundamentals of hypothesis testing, testing hypotheses about the mean, difference between means and the slope, including analysis of variance.

### Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

1. interpret business and economic data using tables, charts and descriptive statistics techniques, applying standardisation techniques where appropriate
2. describe the concept of a sampling distribution, estimators and their properties
3. make inference on single and multiple population means, difference between means and the slope for business and economic decision-making
4. interpret and evaluate relationships between variables for business and economic decision-making using simple and multiple linear regression
5. apply the main ideas of probability theory to business and economic decision-making.

### Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

### Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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### Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 0023, 0169, 0170, 0179, 0542, 0546, 0548, 1185, 1319, 1320, 1469, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2026, 2630, 3050, 3176, 3178, 3804, 3805, 3823, 3830, 3834, 4097, 4403, 4410, 4417, 4419, 4425, 4428, 4615 or 4097.

### Prohibitions

ETG1102, ETW1000, ETW1102, ETX1100, ETX9000, FIT1006, STA1010