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Predictive Analytics

U Dinesh Kumar

Predictive Analytics

Course Syllabus
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Welcome to Predictive Analytics Course


This document will guide you through the course syllabus and provide important
information related to this course.
In the seven weeks (six weeks of content, one week for break) of this course on Predictive
Analytics; you will understand how predictive analytics tools can be used to analyze real-life
business problems such as prediction, classification and discrete choice problems.
The focus will be on case-based practical problem-solving using predictive analytics
techniques to interpret model outputs. The challenges, important concepts and other
relevant content will be delivered through videos and reading materials. And finally, your
understanding of the course material will be assessed in the quiz sections.
Pre-requisites

Advanced Statistical Concepts: Descriptive statistics, Probability Distribution, Hypothesis


testing, ANOVA
Software Requisites: SPSS / SAS / STATA

COURSE AGENDA

Week

Section Name

Topics Covered

Start Date

Introduction to
Analytics

Introduction to Analytics

25-11-2015

Analytics in Decision Making

Game changers & Innovators

Predictive Analytics

Experts view on Analytics

Case-let Overview

Introduction to Regression
Model Development

Model Validation
Demo using Excel & SPSS

Simple Linear
Regression (SLR)

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Week

Section Name

Topics Covered

Start Date

Multiple Linear
Regression (MLR)

Multiple Linear Regression

9-12-2015

Estimation of Regression Parameters

Model Diagnostics

Dummy, Derived & Interaction


Variables

Multi-collinearity

Model Deployment

Demo using SPSS

Discrete choice models

Logistic Regression

MLE Estimation of Parameters

Logistic Model Interpretation

Logistic Model Diagnostics

Logistic Model Deployment

Demo using SPSS

Introduction to Decision Trees

CHI-Square Automatic Interaction

Logistic Regression

Decision Trees and


Unstructured data
analysis

16-12-2015

30-12-2015

Detectors (CHAID)

Classification and Regression Tree


(CART)

Forecasting and
Time series Analysis

Analysis of Unstructured data

Naive Bayes algorithm

Demo using SPSS

Forecasting

Time Series Analysis

Additive & Multiplicative models

Exponential smoothing techniques

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Week

Section Name

Topics Covered

Forecasting Accuracy

Auto-regressive and Moving average

Start Date

models

Demo using SPSS

TIME COMMITMENT

Course Length

7 Weeks (6 weeks of content, 1 week break)

Each week is released across the globe on Wednesday, 03:30 am(UTC).

Weekly Commitment
4-5 hours per week. This includes the time spent in going through the course materials
(videos and reading materials), taking up the assessment and participating in the discussion
forums.

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GRADING

Grading Scheme
The course follows a continuous assignment scheme. There are 5 exercises between week 2
and 6.
Each week has 10 graded assignments in two variants: 5 concept-related and 5 case-related.
Mid-term and final assessment will be conducted at the end of fourth and sixth week. Final
score will be evaluated based on the assignments and exams.

Grading Policy
Week

Weightage (%)

Assignment (or Question Format)

0%

No assignments in week one

10%

5 concept based multiple choice questions

5 case based multiple choice questions

5 concept based multiple choice questions

5 case based multiple choice questions

5 concept based multiple choice questions

5 case based multiple choice questions

10%

10%

Mid-term

25%

Multiple choice questions on concept and applications (Week 1


to Week 4 contents)

10%

5 concept based multiple choice questions

5 case based multiple choice questions

5 concept based multiple choice questions

5 case based multiple choice questions

Final

10%

25%

Multiple choice questions on concept and applications (Week 5


and Week 6 contents)

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Certification
You will need to get a total mark of 50% or higher to earn a completion certificate.
To know more about the types of certificates offered in edX, visit Student FAQs
(CERTIFICATES & CREDITS section) on the edX website.

ASSESSMENTS

All our courses includes graded assessments. The score that you receive in the weeklygraded assessments count towards your final course grade.

Graded Assessments Instructions


Graded assessments may also have due dates, or the last possible time you can submit an
assessment. Once the due date has passed, you cannot receive credit for any incomplete
problems in the assessment.
Some graded assessments do not have due dates, and some assessments with due dates are
not graded. If an assessment has a due date, the due date appears under the learning
sequence name in the course accordion. If an assessment is graded, the name of the
assessment appears under the name of the learning sequence, and a blue alarm clock
appears next to the learning sequence name in the course accordion.
The image on the right shows an example of three different
assessments. In this example, both first and last assessments are
graded, but only the last assessment has a due date.

Please ensure the following:

Click the Save button to save your answer. These answers will not be graded at this
stage.
Click the Check button at the end of every question to record your choice and get
your answer graded.

Note:

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You need to score 50% (overall) to pass the assessment.


Please check the number of attempts specified for each assessment.

DISCUSSION

All registered participants of a MOOC on edX will have access to a course-specific online
discussion forum. Participation in such forums is encouraged because it contributes
significantly in the form of peer learning. Discussion forums are commonly used in online
courses to provide learners an opportunity to reflect on, discuss and share knowledge
gained from the online content. Participation in these forums is strongly encouraged by the
course staff.
Download the IIMBx Discussion Forum Guidelines PDF for more information.

GETTING HELP

For course-related questions, use the discussion forums.


For general edX-related queries, visit Student FAQs on the edX website.
For any technical issues, use the Help button on edX course page (screenshot attached
below).

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