86382 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2018/2019

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Not mandatory but recommended course for students who want increase basic knowledge of statistics for social sciences.

Programma/Contenuti

The course aims at providing the basical concepts of statistical data analysis with focus on the social sciences. At the end of the course, the student will acquire the basic skills to analyse quantitative data and to interpret the results.

More specifically, the course addresses univariate and bivariate descriptive statistics, including linear regression, then provides an introduction to statistical inference.

Testi/Bibliografia

Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 4th Edition by Alan Agresti and Barbara Finlay. Pearson, 2014.

Contents of the book addressed during the course:

  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 8: 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 only
  • Chapter 9: 9.1 to 9.4 only
  • Chapter 4

Metodi didattici

Lectures including theory and exercises.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Written test.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Lecture slides available in the online material.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Alessandro Magrini