units

MKC3500

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 Marketing

Coordinator(s)

Dr Anastasios Panagiotelis

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Introduction to multivariate statistical techniques for the analysis of survey data and models to analyse the discrete choice behaviour of individuals. Topics include multivariate analysis of variance, principal components analysis, factor analysis, correspondence analysis and models of discrete choice behaviour. Statistical software and case studies will be utilised during this subject and students will apply the techniques to a variety of practical problems.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modelling
  2. explain how multiple regression and multivariate analysis of covariance can be used to analyse survey data
  3. examine the use and importance of logistic regression in discrete-choice modelling studies
  4. critically analyse the role of cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling and correspondence analysis in understanding multivariate data
  5. apply a statistical package (SPSS) to a range of data.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

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)

Prerequisites

At least one of ETC2400, ETC2410, ETC2430, ETC2450, ETC2500/MKC2500

Prohibitions

ETC3500, ETC4350, ETF3500, MKF3500