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ETW2111

Faculty of Business and Economics

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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)

Dr Jason Ng Wei Jian (Malaysia); Mr Rakesh Bhurtun (South Africa)

Offered

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Sampling designs and inference; confidence limits and tests on means, proportion, differences. Cross tabulation, with chi square. Simple and multiple linear regression: regression with non-linear terms; regression with dummy variables. Introduction to analysis of variance. Uses Excel.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. choose and apply an appropriate sampling design
  2. understand and interpret confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means, proportions and variances, and be able to identify significant differences
  3. understand and conduct regression analyses to interpret and communicate the business value of the results
  4. understand and conduct one way analysis of variance in business problems
  5. understand the concept and application of Chi-square test for independence between business variables.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 35%
Examination: 65%

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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Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jason Ng Wei Jian (Malaysia)
Mr Rakesh Bhurtun (South Africa)

Prerequisites

Students must have passed one of the following: ETG1102, ETW1102 or ETW1000 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

ETB2111, ETW1010, ETW2010, ETW1031, ETX2111