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STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
STATISTICA SOCIALE

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Pietro Renzi Before the begginning of the lessons
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Sociology and Social Work (L-39 / L-40)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The main learning objectives are to introduce the students to the study of the main statistical technique to better understanding the management of health and social services. This objectives may be reached through a brief explanation of the basis of descriptive statistic. Furthermore, will be presented some issues concerning the principal measures to assess inequalities in the field of health and social care.

Program

  • Definitions of statistic
  • Fields of application of social statistics;
  • How to carry on a research in the field of social care;
  • The matrix of data and the types of scales; the statistical tables and their classification;
  • The most common graphic representations taken from the teacher's research; some application through softwares Excel an SPSS;
  • Statistical reports and average values; examples drawn from the teacher's research;
  • Mutability, absolute and relative variability; concentration and its measure;
  • Analysis of the relationships between characters: contingency, linear simple correlation, linear simple regression;
  • The evaluation of the performance of social and health services and the measurement of inequalities.

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

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

The course will be divided into lectures, exercises, workshops and seminars, through the illustration of the main research experiences carried out by the teacher and other social statisticians (performance of services, health mobility, the balance of care (BoC) for the elderly and disabled, efficiency and effectiveness of health and social services).

Therefore, in addition to frontal teaching, the student must have the ability to apply statistical techniques in concrete operational contexts, following the research paths undertaken by the teacher.

Attendance

Attendance and contact with the teacher is recommended.

Course books

HEALEY J.F. (1996) . Statistics. A tool for social research, WATSWORTH PUBLISHING COMPANY  chapters:( 1,2,3,4,5,13,14,16)

Assessment

The assessment of learning will take place at the end of the course through a written test where descriptive statistics exercises and related to the monographic part will be proposed. The evaluation will take into account the following elements:

  • logic in solving the question;
  • correctness of the statistical procedure;
  • adequacy of the solution;
  • use of correct language;

The satisfaction of these aspects will lead to an evaluation ranging between 18 and 30 cum laude.

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

It is recommended to follow the order of the program.

Attendance

Contacts with the teacher during the reception.

Course books

HEALEY J.F. (1996) . Statistics. A tool for social research, WATSWORTH PUBLISHING COMPANY  chapters:( 1,2,3,4,5,13,14,16)

Assessment

The assessment of learning will take place at the end of the course through a written test where descriptive statistics exercises and related to the monographic part will be proposed. The evaluation will take into account the following elements:

  • logic in solving the question;
  • correctness of the statistical procedure;
  • adequacy of the solution;
  • use of correct language;

The satisfaction of these aspects will lead to an evaluation ranging between 18 and 30 cum laude.

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.

Notes

The student can request to attend to the final exam in English version.

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