Module Title:Case Studies in Data Science
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The delivery of the material will be mainly in the laboratory setting.
Module Aim: The aim of the subject is to familiarise students with various applications of data science to create business value. The emphasis is to enable the student to apply the statistical learning and modelling techniques to develop an insight/solution to support business decisions.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Critically evaluate and apply a range of adequate statistical learning techniques to solve problem within a business context
LO2 Communicate and critically evaluate the outcomes of the application of data science methods to a chosen data set
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Data Science: Introduction
AI, Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning - concepts and definitions
Statistics, Statistical Modelling and Machine Learning
Statistics vs. Statistical Modelling vs. Machine Learning
Introduction to R & RStudio (IDE) environments
R vs Python, RStudio: scripts, workflow, packages: ggplot,plotly, tidyverse (dplyr,readr, purrr,forcats,stringr), plots tab: Graphs export, 3D graphs
Seatle House Prices Case Study: Descriptive vs Predictive Analytics
Exploratory Data Analysis, Visualisation,and Predictive Modelling (Regression Analysis)
Car engines and the polution level: Case Study
Introducing Basic Inferential Statistics Concept: Confidence Intervals, Logarithm Transformation, Significance Test, The Power of the test
Twitter Data Case Study: Sentiment Analysis
The tidy text format, Sentiment Analysis with tidy data, data-type variables and their transformation with Lubridate,dplyr; Regular Expression, Comparing the odds ratios of words;
Customer Segmentation Case Study
Exploratory Data Analysis, Data Visualisation, k-means clustering, Determining the Optimal number of Clusters: Elbow, Silhuette,and Gap methods
Turists and their needs Case Study: Time Series Analysis
Identify the Time Series, Manipulating and Visualising Time Series; Calculate Time Series trends, Assessing Time Series Trends
Wine market analysis - Case study
Dimiensionality Reduction: the rationale and application, The concept of Principal Component Analysis, Visualising PCA
Student loan default Case Study
Logistic Regression, The concept of binary classification, application assumptions, the Logit model as part of the GLM family, Assessing Coefficients; caret package
Marketing Data Case Study
Experimental Design, T-test, ANOVA, F-test, Hypothesis Testing, Post-Hoc testing
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Case Studies Students will analyse a case study to provide solution to a stated problem by applying chosen statistical learning methods. 1,2 100.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

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