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# DATA2902: Data Analytics: Learning from Data (Adv)

## Overview

Technological advances in science, business, and engineering have given rise to a proliferation of data from all aspects of our life. Understanding the information presented in these data is critical as it enables informed decision making into many areas including market intelligence and science. DATA2902 is an intermediate unit in statistics and data sciences, focusing on learning advanced data analytic skills for a wide range of problems and data. How should the Australian government measure and report employment and unemployment? Can we tell the difference between decaffeinated and regular coffee? In this unit, you will learn how to ingest, combine and summarise data from a variety of data models which are typically encountered in data science projects as well as reinforcing your programming skills through experience with statistical programming language. You will also be exposed to the concept of statistical machine learning and develop the skill to analyse various types of data in order to answer a scientific question. From this unit, you will develop knowledge and skills that will enable you to embrace data analytic challenges stemming from everyday problems.

### Unit details and rules

Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations 6 A mark of 65 or above in any of the following (DATA1001 or DATA1901 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002) or (MATH10X5 and MATH1115) or (MATH10X5 and STAT2011) or STAT2911 or (MATH1905 and MATH1XXX [except MATH1XX5]) or (BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or STAT1021) None STAT2012 or STAT2912 or DATA2002 Basic linear algebra and some coding for example MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902 and DATA1001 or DATA1901 Yes

### Teaching staff

Coordinator Garth Tarr, garth.tarr@sydney.edu.au Garth Tarr

## Assessment

Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Open book) Final exam
Final exam
50% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed:
Assignment Report
Written report + Shiny app
10% Week 05
Due date: 23 Sep 2020 at 23:59
5 pages + Shiny app
Outcomes assessed:
Computer quiz
15% Week 08
Due date: 22 Oct 2020 at 15:00
1 hour
Outcomes assessed:
Presentation Group project presentation
Oral presentation
10% Week 11
Due date: 11 Nov 2020 at 23:59
8 minutes
Outcomes assessed:
Assignment Group project executive summary
Executive summary
10% Week 12
Due date: 18 Nov 2020 at 23:59
3 pages
Outcomes assessed:
Assignment Report: project reflection
Reflection on your group project experience
5% Week 12
Due date: 20 Nov 2020 at 23:59
1 page
Outcomes assessed:
= group assignment
= Type C final exam

### Assessment summary

• Report: A statistical analysis of a data set, including exploratory data analysis and hypothesis tests.
• Computer quiz: This will be administered during lecture time but you will do it remotely. You will analyse a data set and generate a document using R that will be uploaded to Canvas.
• Group project: The group project will consist of a presentation and executive summary. There will also be an individual reflection component.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

### Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

Representing complete or close to complete mastery of the material.

Distinction

75 - 84

Representing excellence, but substantially less than complete mastery.

Credit

65 - 74

Representing a creditable performance that goes beyond routine knowledge and understanding, but less than excellence.

Pass

50 - 64

Representing at least routine knowledge and understanding over a spectrum of topics and important ideas and concepts in the course.

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

### Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

• Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
• After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

## Learning support

### Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

### Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

### Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

## Weekly schedule

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Module 1: categorical data Lecture (3 hr)
Module 1: categorical data Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 02 Module 1: categorical data Lecture (3 hr)
Module 1: categorical data Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 03 Module 1: categorical data Lecture (3 hr)
Module 1: categorical data Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 04 Module 2: data from case control study Lecture (3 hr)
Module 2: data from case control study Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 05 Module 2: data from case control study Lecture (3 hr)
Module 2: data from case control study Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 06 Module 2: data from case control study Lecture (3 hr)
Module 2: data from case control study Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 07 Module 3: multiple factors comparison Lecture (3 hr)
Module 3: multiple factors comparison Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 08 Module 3: multiple factors comparison Lecture (3 hr)
Module 3: multiple factors comparison Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 09 Module 3: multiple factors comparison Lecture (3 hr)
Module 3: multiple factors comparison Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 10 Module 4: learning and prediction Lecture (3 hr)
Module 4: learning and prediction Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 11 Module 4: learning and prediction Lecture (3 hr)
Module 4: learning and prediction Computer laboratory (2 hr)
Week 12 Learning and prediction Lecture (3 hr)
Module 4: learning and prediction Computer laboratory (2 hr)

### Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

## Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

• LO1. formulate domain/context specific questions and deduce appropriate statistical analysis
• LO2. extract and combine data from multiple data resources
• LO3. construct, analyse and evaluate numerical and graphical summaries of different data types including large and/or complex data sets
• LO4. have developed expertise in the use of a software version control system
• LO5. identify, justify and implement an appropriate parametric or non-parametric two sample statistical test
• LO6. formulate, evaluate and interpret appropriate linear models to describe the relationships between multiple factors
• LO7. demonstrate statistical machine learning using a given classifier and design a cross-validation scheme to calculate the prediction accuracy
• LO8. create a reproducible report to communicate outcomes using a programming language.

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

 GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline. GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem. GQ3 Oral and written communication Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context. GQ4 Information and digital literacy Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies. GQ5 Inventiveness Generating novel ideas and solutions. GQ6 Cultural competence Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues. GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries. GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context. GQ9 Influence Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

### Outcome map

GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

## Responding to student feedback

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

The unit received generally favourable reviews last year. In response to feedback this year, the number of assessment tasks has been reduced and it will also be made clearer when non-assessable material is presented.