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HomePoint: Technical Report

Wolsza, Wiktor (2021) HomePoint: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Life expectancy is one of the primary factors which indicate to the world how developed a particular place in the world is. In this report I will be focusing on life expectancy however, I will also be looking closely into the correlations between life expectancy and happiness around the world with respect to various factors such as GDP, air quality in order investigate what leads to happiness and ideally long lives around the world.

The goal of this project is to understand the factors which have an effect on life expectancy as well as how life expectancy has changed over time. In this report I will be using various technologies and techniques in order to investigate those key factors around the world.

In order to find the answers to all of the questions I have it was important to firstly start by picking the appropriate methodology. The two main methodologies used in data analytics are KDD and CRISP-DM which meant that my choice was between these two. After carefully analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the methodologies it was clear to me that KDD is the correct methodology for a project of this nature.

Data visualisation was a major component of this project as it was my aim to create something which any user could use and potentially find new and interesting patterns in the rate of change in life expectancy around the world. In order to achieve this, I used tableau to create a user-friendly dashboard. Other technologies such as Rstudio, Excel, SPSS and Jamovi were used to extrapolate as much information from the data as possible.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 12:51
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 12:51
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5078

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