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Applied Data Analytics


This course gives an applied introduction to the most important techniques in business-related data analytics. Students are given hands-on experience with programming, working with data, using descriptive statistics to motivate models, and using models to turn data into actionable knowledge. Programming, mathematical theory and applications will be interwoven in application focused projects.

Course content

  • Introduction to sums and summation notation, and other foundational issues.
  • Introduction to R. Introductory descriptive statistics, data visualization and data re-organization. Data exploration and visualization in R
  • A review of statistical inference and large sample inference using simulation-experiments.
  • An introduction to data-modelling: Simple regression models and an introduction to simulation.
  • Multiple linear regression: Dummy-variables, interaction terms, data-transformations and interpretation.


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