This is the course website, with information about the consultation times, schedule of topics, lecture notes and computer lab instructions.




ALL CONSULTATIONS WILL BE DONE ONLINE using zoom. Check moodle for the links.


Tentative Schedule

There are no lectures or tutorials during the midsemester break.

Week Lecturer Slides Lab Topic Materials Assessment
1 Didier Introduction to data collection methods Extra readings: Chapter 3 Cameron&Trivedi and Byrne on Data collection
2 Didier Open data: definitions, sources and examples Extra readings: Worldbank Open Data Essentials and Article about wild data
3 Didier Case study: macroeconomic data Extra readings: Article about real-time data and Article about FRED-MD Assignment 1 available Apr 3
4 Patricia Data ethics Extra readings: Australian National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and Belmont Report Assignment 1 due Apr 15 11:55pm
Midsemester Break
5 Patricia Case study: monitoring the Great Barrier Reef Extra readings: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and eAtlas
6 Patricia Modelling Great Barrier Reef Data Extra readings: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and LTMP reports
7 Emi Case study: Australian census and election data Extra readings: eechidna paper Assignment 2 due May 15 11:55pm
8 Emi Case study: International student assessment data Extra readings: What Does the Data Collected During PISA Testing of Teenagers Tell Us About Education Around the World? and [NEW] Statistical Thinking for the 21st Century: Resampling and simulation
9 Emi The language of designed experiments Extra readings: Tracking covid-19 excess deaths across countries and Evaluation of the 1954 Poliomyelitis Vaccine Field Trial Assignment 3 due May 31 11:55pm
10 Di Case study: US air traffic Required 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
11 Di Case study: Tennis Required reading: Do Smashes Win Matches? , Introduction to html , Harvesting data with rvest, Is web scraping legal? Web site download for the tutorial
12 Di 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 Assignment 4 due Jun 19 12 noon