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ETW1102

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa Summer semester A 2014 (On-campus block of classes)
South Africa Summer semester B 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Thangarajah Thiagu (Malaysia); Mr Daniel Maposa (South Africa)

Synopsis

Introduction to spreadsheeting. Descriptive statistics. Elementary probability. Discrete and continuous probability distributions. Statistical inference. Simple linear regression and correlation. Forecasting and time series. Index numbers.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. interpret business data using descriptive statistics techniques, including the use of spreadsheet functions
  2. apply simple concepts of probability and probability distributions to problems in business decision-making
  3. describe the role of statistical inference and applying inference methods to single population means
  4. evaluate relationships between variables for business decision-making, using the concept of correlation and simple linear regression
  5. apply time series techniques of indexing, deflating, and forecasting to business and financial series, and interpreting the results.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prohibitions