CDAE 295 Summer 2013
Pre-course assignment will begin on May 20 (check UVM email for assignments)Jun 03, 2013 - Jun 07, 2013
, Monday Through Friday 9am to 5pmData Analysis and Management in EXCELApplications in Statistical Modeling and Financial AnalysisInstructor: Dr. Chyi-lyi (Kathleen) LiangOffice: 103 C Morrill HallPhone: 656 0754E-mail:CLIANG@UVM.edu
Purpose of the Course
This course focuses on using advanced EXCEL functions to calculate, manage and analyzeany scale of data sets. Topics include fundamental EXCEL training and advanced EXCELtoolkits can be applicable to person/business financial analysis, forecasting, simulations,industry trend analysis, human resource data analysis, nutrient/food consumptionanalysis, enrollment management, or any large scale data analysis.Many unique datasets will be introduced in this class to facilitate participants’ learning.These datasets have been purchased and maintained by UVM library, which covers a widerange of information for business, human resource, and economic analysis.Participants need to have some EXCEL experience in working with basic functions, such asdata entry and simple calculations. The contents of the course involve economics theories(Micro and Macro) and Statistics (simple descriptive statistics and regression). Thesecontents will be reviewed and be incorporated into the computer applications.
Structure of the Course
This is a hands-on and application course. The class meets in the computer lab every day.Participants may bring own computers, and
must install EXCEL (for Windows or Mac)software
prior to attending this course. Discussions and interactions are the key elements of thiscourse.Each day, participants need to prepare for a progress report. Each participant will conduct a miniindependent research project, by choosing your own research topic. The final paper is due on thelast day of the class. To make EXCEL more fun to learn, each participant will also learn andcomplete a personal finance analysis using EXCEL.