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MKC3500

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Neil Diamond and Professor Felix Mavondo

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.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

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

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Felix Mavondo

Contact hours

3 hours class contact or equivalent per week

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

ETC3500, ETC4350, ETF3500, MKF3500