# FIT5197 - Modelling for data analysis - 2019

## 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

• First semester 2019 (On-campus)
• Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Monash Online

• Teaching Period 2 2019 (Online)
• Teaching Period 5 2019 (Online)

Prerequisites

(FIT9133 or FIT9131) and MAT9004

Notes

Monash Online offerings are only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Data Science via Monash Online.

## Synopsis

This unit explores the statistical modelling foundations that underlie the analytic aspects of Data Science. Motivated by case studies and working through examples, this unit covers the mathematical and statistical basis with an emphasis on using the techniques in practice. It introduces data collection, sampling and quality. It considers analytic tasks such as statistical hypothesis testing and exploratory versus confirmatory analysis. It presents basic probability distributions, random number generation and simulation as well as estimation methods and effects such as maximum likelihood estimators, Monte Carlo estimators, Bayes theorem, bias versus variance and cross validation. Basic information theory and dependence models such as regression and log-linear models are also presented, as well as the role of general modelling such as inference and decision making, and predictive models.

## Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. perform exploratory data analysis with descriptive statistics on given datasets;
2. construct models for inferential statistical analysis;
3. produce models for predictive statistical analysis;
4. perform fundamental random sampling, simulation and hypothesis testing for required scenarios;
5. implement a model for data analysis through programming and scripting;
6. interpret results for a variety of models.

## Assessment

NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Monash Online: In-semester assessment: 100%

On-campus: Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%