## 22902550-1 - STATISTICA SOCIALE

The aim of the course is to provide students with the statistical tools for a self-sufficient capacity for processing and analyzing data in the field of social research. By privileging the application aspects of statistics, the course intends to learn the conceptual bases and the functioning of the most common techniques of exploratory statistics, both univariate and bivariate.

At the end of the course the student:
- has become familiar with the basic concepts of Social Statistics
- is able to carry out exploratory data analysis and use the main statistical indicators for social sciences.

The objective of the laboratory is the implementation of the main statistical functions of Excel.

At the conclusion of the laboratory the student is able to perform data analysis with the help of Excel.
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Programme

- Introduction.
- Frequency distributions: absolute frequencies, relative frequencies, percentages, cumulated frequencies. Classes of modalities for quantitative variables.
- Statistical plots: bar charts, pie charts, stem and leaf, histograms, time series plot.
- Position indexes: mean, median, mode. Position index properties.
- Variability indexes: variance, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, range. Concentration.
- Box-plot
- Concentration
- Data transformation. Linear transformation. Standardization.
- Contingency tables. Pearson chi-square index. Independence and dependence on average.
- Covariance and correlation.
- Simple linear regression model.
- Statistical indexes for social science.

Core Documentation

Borra S., Di Ciaccio A. (2014). Statistica: metodologia per le scienze economiche e sociali, McGraw-Hill, Milano

oppure

Monti A.C. (2009). Statistica per le Scienze Giuridiche e Sociali, ESI, Napoli.

oppure

Diamond I., Jefferies J. (2001). Introduzione alla Statistica per le Scienze Sociali, McGraw-Hill, Milano.

Type of delivery of the course

Frontal lessons

Attendance

Frequency is recommended but not mandatory

Type of evaluation

Single final written examination, lasting two hours, composed of 10 questions (closed form) and 4 exercises, concerning the whole program.