## STATISTICS ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STATISTICA SOCIALE E ANALISI DEI CONSUMI

#### Basic concepts of Social Statistics Elementi di Statistica Sociale

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Mario Corsi

### Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

### Learning Objectives

The course will provide some knowledge of descriptive statistics and inferential sufficient to interpret the results of basic statistical survey in the field of social sciences.

### Program

Basic descriptive statistics and tables, charts, and graphs

Measures of central tendency

Measures of dispersion

Measures of association

Measure between variables measured at the nominal level

Regression and Correlation

Notes on probability

Notes on some theoretical distributions: binomial and normal

Notes on sampling

Notes on the problem of estimation procedures and hypothesis testing

### Bridging Courses

Knowledge of basic mathematics

### Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Acquisition of the "culture" and the specific language of the discipline. Ability to identify the distinctive features of a statistical survey. Possess of some basic knowledge to reach the summary description of each situation and bivariate. Possess of some basic knowledge to understand the logic and results of inferential statistics.

They are required knowledge and understanding of specific issues of the discipline and of the mathematical language used of the formalization of the same. Students achieve this by adapting (or newly acquired) the previous school knowledge through participation in lectures and/or consultation of teaching materials provided.

The ability to apply the lessons learned should allow to face abstract situations and examples drawn from everyday life and consolidated use of discipline. Skills are acquired through a work of individual and collegial exercise class coordinated by the Teacher.

Judgment and reflection must allow independent choices about the settings to follow even without direct guidance. This will be used in each step of the learning process by also following the stimuli provided critical.

Students must pass the general hostility to the discipline gaining awareness for the use of specific languages ​​and rigorous characteristic of each formalized discipline. The habit of speech and the exchange of information should take place by forcing the use of correct forms of communication.

Students are constantly encouraged to acquire a critical view on issues such as to allow the passage from theoretical preparation empirical application of the same in a more autonomous as possible. The dialectic confrontation with classmates and with the teacher will be used for the expansion of this skill.

### Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

### Supporting Activities

Series of exercises to voluntary managed during extra time.

### Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

The course consists of 48 hours of lectures and tutorials.

The teacher will use part of reception hours (16 hours) for an optional and the supplementary exercise activity on the topics covered in class.

Attendance

Preparation of all the parties named in the texts in program. For the frequent participation in at least three-quarters of the lessons carried out.

Course books

Students wishing to take exams in English must study the following materials in the foreign language:

J. F. Healey (1996), Statistics. A tool for social research, Wadsworth Publishing Company (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 13, 14, 16 all without SPSS/PC+ Procedures of example)

Assessment

The examination involves the carrying out of a written test semistructured (multiple choice questions, short tutorials, short essay) with the purpose of assessing the "knowledge" and "know-how" acquired.

The result of this test is independent assessment of profit may be integrated, at the express request of the student, by a supplementary oral examination.

N.B. If the number of candidates was high verbalization outcomes could continue until the day after the convocation

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

### Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Study of teaching materials. Making contact by mail with the teacher

Course books

Students wishing to take exams in English must study the following materials in the foreign language:

J. F. Healey (1996), Statistics. A tool for social research, Wadsworth Publishing Company(Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 13, 14, 16 all without SPSS/PC+ Procedures of example)

Assessment

The examination involves the carrying out of a written test semistructured (multiple choice questions, short tutorials, short essay) with the purpose of assessing the "knowledge" and "know-how" acquired.

The result of this test is independent assessment of profit may be integrated, at the express request of the student, by a supplementary oral examination.

N.B. If the number of candidates was high verbalization outcomes could continue until the day after the convocation

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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