40036 - Quantitative Methods for Social Research

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  • Teacher Lucio Picci

  • Credits 8

  • SSD SECS-P/02

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Course Timetable from Sep 25, 2019 to Dec 12, 2019

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

This course provides students with an introduction to Statistics for the social sciences. Topics include basic mathematical tools used in social science modeling and statistics, theory of estimation and inference, regression analysis and differences of means. The course has an applied orientation. Examples draw heavily from political science, and will be analyzed using the software “Stata”. At the beginning of the course, it is assumed that all students are familiar with the topics that are typically treated in introductory statistics courses, and in particular with the main concpets of the theory of probability, estimation, and test of hypotheses. At the end of the course, the student is able to to apply the methods considered, using Stata, and to correctly interpret the results of his/her analyses.

Course contents

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Readings/Bibliography

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Teaching methods

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Assessment methods

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Office hours

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