DateWednesday October 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM to Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:00 PM
OrganizerPAO Techniek & Management
Price€ 2,295.00 ex. vat
Course dates: 30 October, 2, 13, AND 20 November 2019
Statistics for big data & business intelligence (with R)
As a result of the large scale availability of data nowadays, the use of statistical methods has broadened considerably and the importance and meaning of data science has increased, not only in the laboratory and industry but also in marketing and business intelligence.
For such applications, this course offers essential insights into statistical concepts and skills needed to apply data analysis techniques responsibly. You will learn how to work statistically sound and interpret datasets and models correctly.
The course starts with a review of basic principles from the fields of statistics and probability theory. This provides a good starting point for the data analysis methods within the important fields of data mining (big data) and time series analysis, discussed thereafter. You will also gain experience in working effectively with the statistical software R.
A well-prepared start with data science
The course consists of three topics:
- Applied probability and statistics revisited - intended as a refresher for the principles and techniques that are used within applied probability and statistics for the analysis and modeling of data.
- Data mining in a nutshell - provides an introduction and overview of commonly used methods in the field of predictive analytics to generate predictions and classifications based on adequate models and to recognize patterns in large data sets.
- Time series analysis in a nutshell - deals with methods for modeling time-dependent data and for making forecasts for the future based on these models.
Academics and higher professionals who want to make use of modern applied statistical techniques in their work and who want to familiarize themselves with the relevant skills, and want to get acquainted with the latest statistical freeware. The course is also suited for lecturers at universities or colleges of higher education who want to be informed on actual methods for data analysis and data science.
You have mathematics at at least secondary education level. Basic knowledge in the field of statistics is desirable.
In consultation with the participants this course can be taught in Dutch or English.