GFQR1026 – Big Data in “X”

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What is the course about?

This course aims to give students an overview of the global trend of big data analytics and how big data analytics can be used in various disciplines. Students will learn big data analytics applications, and their values and influence in various disciplines through case studies. This course also encourages students to exchange their views from different disciplines through Interdisciplinary Group Discussions. On the practical side, students will acquire basic analytic, computational and software skills as well as gain hands-on experience in analysing, interpreting, critiquing, visualizing and drawing conclusions from quantitative data in the context of various disciplines. After completing this course, students will develop the capability to evaluate the benefits and threats of big data analytics from an interdisciplinary perspective, and at the same time be able to apply generic quantitative methods together with computational and software skills to solve discipline-specific problems.