All consultations will be in using zoom. Check Moodle for the links.
There are no lectures, tutorials or consultations during the mid-semester break. You are expected to attend the lecture and ONE tutorial stream. Please see your timetable which tutorial stream you are scheduled in.
Note that there is a weekly quiz that is due on Thursday at midday.
|0||Course information||Quizzes are due weekly|
|Feb 27||1||Kate||Open data: definitions, sources and examples||Extra reading: Data in the wild ; The World Bank Open Data Essentials (and the Open Data for Data Users introduction lesson) ; European Data Portal lesson What is Open Data?|
|Mar 06||2||Kate||Introduction to data collection methods||Extra reading: Khan Academy Types of statistical studies (brief and good starting point) Byrne on Data collection (very extensive)|
|Mar 13||3||Kate||Case study: US air traffic||Extra reading: Working with databases, 2009 Data Expo, and follow links , Short paper on analysis and code , Animation of air traffic on one day, Animation code|
|Mar 20||4||Kate||Case study: Australian census||Extra reading: the DataPacks User Guide||Assignment 1 is due|
|Mar 27||5||Michael||Case study: Australian election data||Extra reading: Chapter 3 of Kobakian (2020) New algorithms for effectively visualising Australian spatio-temporal disease data, Reprojecting geographic data from Geomcomputation with R|
|Apr 03||6||Kate||Case study: Combining Australian census and election data||Extra reading: Forbes, Cook & Hyndman (2020) Spatial modelling of the two-party preferred vote in Australian federal elections: 2001–2016|
|Midsemester Break (1 week)|
|Apr 17||7||Joan||Case study: Mortgage default||Extra reading: Bellini, T. (2019). Chapter 2—One-Year PD. In T. Bellini (Ed.), IFRS 9 and CECL Credit Risk Modelling and Validation (pp. 31–89). Academic Press.](https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814940-9.00010-4)||Assignment 2 is due|
|Apr 24||8||Joan||Data ethics||Extra reading: OKeefe, K., & Brien, D. O. (2018). Ethical data and information management: concepts, tools and methods. Chapter 2 (ebook available through Monash library) Belmont report; National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (section 2, Chapters 5.1, 5.2) ; ; Ethics in statistical practice and communication: Five recommendations|
|May 01||9||Joan||Data ethics and privacy|
|May 08||10||Michael||Case study: COVID-19 case data and the timing of lockdowns||Assignment 3 is due|
|May 15||11||Michael||Solving ODEs, and model fitting using least squares and likelihoods|
|May 22||12||Kate||On the proper care and feeding of wild data||Required reading: Data Organization in Spreadsheets; A Realistic Guide to Making Data Available Alongside Code to Improve Reproducibility; Ten Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data|
|May 29||13||Assignment 4 is due|