## 22910039 - Statistics

The course promotes the learning and use of appropriate methods of statistical analysis for the investigation in the educational field. In this context the use of tools, also of the IT type, is developed, suitable both for the collection of information and for their evaluation. The basic concepts of descriptive statistics are presented. The problems of synthesis (graphic and analytical) of the statistical information concerning a single variable or pairs of variables detected in a population are treated, distinguishing the approaches according to the qualitative or quantitative level of measurement.

- Knowledge and understanding
- to define and identify the epistemological and methodological field of the discipline
- to distinguish the various theoretical fields with reference to univariate and bivariate descriptive approaches
- Applying knowledge and understanding
- analyze empirical context by identifying the type of information to be collected;
- formalize the data matrix and analyze it with the appropriate statistical methods.
- Making judgements
- linking statistical theory to school situations;
- quantitatively evaluate pedagogical innovations.
- Communication skills
- evaluate quantitatively the educational processes;
- report the results achieved.
- Learning skills
- exercise availability for scientific research in school settings;
- access the statistical literature in education, identifying reliable sources.
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Programme

BASICS STATISTICS (6 CFU)
Arguments considered are: frequency distributions, graphics, measure of central tendency (mean, mode, median), measure of dispersion (standard deviation, variance, variation coefficient), statistical ratios , bivariate contingency tables, correlation analysis (covariance, correlation coefficient).

STATISTICS INTEGRATION (3 CFU)
Exercises on empirical data regarding statistical frequencies and percentages, tables, graphical representations, means and dispersion indices, variation percentages and index numbers, covariance and correlation.

Core Documentation

BASICS STATISTICS (6 CFU) and STATISTICS INTEGRATION (3 CFU)
Besides the didactic material available on-line, it is possible to use the following book:

CORBETTA P., GASPERONI G., PISATI M., Statistica per la ricerca sociale, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2001.

CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS TO STUDY ON CORBETTA, GASPERONI E PISATI
Chap. 1: ALL Chap 2: ALL (EXCEPT: INDICE DI OMOGENEITÀ, Par. 6.) Chap 3: ALL (EXCEPT: Par. 4; Par 5.) Chap. 4: ALL Chap. 5: ALL (EXCEPT: Par. 2; Par 3; CHI-QUADRATO and V DI CRAMÉR; Subpar. 4.2; Subpar. 4.3 Subpar. 4.4; Par 5)

Type of delivery of the course

A course mainly at distance.

Attendance

distance course

Type of evaluation

STATISTICS (9 CFU) Single final written examination, lasting 90 minutes, with 40 multiple-choice questions concerning the whole program. BASICS STATISTICS (6 CFU) Single final written examination, lasting 60 minutes, with 35 multiple-choice questions concerning the whole program. STATISTICS INTEGRATION (3 CFU) Single final written examination, lasting 30 minutes, with 5 multiple-choice questions concerning the whole program.