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Economics of Big Data


ECON 282
Spring 2019 not offered
Crosslisting: QAC 282
Certificates: Applied Data Science
Course Cluster: Data Analysis Minor

"Big data" is a popular buzzword that describes techniques using very large datasets, often from nontraditional sources. Many technology firms essentially base their businesses on big data; Google, Facebook, and Amazon are all examples. Increasingly, there are opportunities and pressures to employ these techniques in other areas of the economy and society such as government, health care, and education. This course examines big-data analysis techniques and how they relate to conventional economic statistics; the effect of big data on the economy, society, and privacy; and practical methods of big-data analysis using the R statistics package.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CADS)(DATA-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)

Last Updated on NOV-20-2019
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