15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: Data science is an emerging field that seeks to discover and explore new ways of exploiting data to support decision-making for a range of domains and problems. With individuals and organisations producing vast amounts of real-time heterogeneous data (i.e. Big Data), there is greater demand than ever to manage and analyse data effectively. This module aims to introduce students to the concepts and theories that underpin data science, provide an understanding of how they are used and impact on organisations, and gain hands-on experience with analysing and presenting data effectively using R and R Studio.

Staff Contact: Prof Paul Clough
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

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