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ETF5500

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anastasios Panagiotelis

Synopsis

Adopts a very practical approach to introducing multivariate statistical techniques currently popular in analysis of business and marketing survey data. Main topics: review of statistical tools, factor analysis, structural equation modelling, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, correspondence analysis and multivariate analysis of variance. Use of SPSS software. Case studies and exercises will be drawn from diverse areas of the business world.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. introduce exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modelling
  2. show how multiple regression and multivariate analysis of covariance can be used to analyse survey data
  3. give students exposure to logistic regression in discrete-choice modelling studies
  4. demonstrate the role of cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling and correspondence analysis in understanding multivariate data
  5. provide students an opportunity to become competent in the use of a statistical package (SPSS).

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

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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Prerequisites

Students must have passed one of the following units: ETX2121, ETF5912, ETF2121, ETF2100, ETF5910, ETX2111, MBA9007, ETF9100, MBA5907 or equivalent.

Prohibitions