# Sociologia | STATISTICAL LABORATORY FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

## Sociologia STATISTICAL LABORATORY FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

 0312300053 DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI POLITICI E SOCIALI EQF6 SOCIOLOGY 2018/2019

 OBBLIGATORIO YEAR OF COURSE 1 YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2011 SECONDO SEMESTRE
SSD CFU HOURS ACTIVITY TYPE OF ACTIVITY SECS-S/01 3 20 LAB VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
 GIUSEPPE GIORDANO T
Objectives
LEARNING GOALS.
THE LABORATORY DEVELOPS BASIC SKILLS IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF STATISTICAL METHODS; THE STUDENT WILL ALSO HAVE TO LEARN THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO USE THE SURVEY TOOLS REQUIRED BY THE COURSES PLANNED IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS OF THE DEGREE COURSE.

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPLIANCE ABILITY:
KNOWLEDGE OF THE ELEMENTS AND CONCEPTS OF DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. DEFINITION OF STATISTICAL UNITS; RECOGNITION OF THE DIFFERENT NATURE OF STATISTICAL VARIABLES IN RELATION TO MEASUREMENT SCALES, THE NATURE OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DATA SOURCES. COMPUTING AND INTERPRETING CENTRALITY AND VARIABILITY INDICES; REALIZATION - COMPUTER AIDED - OF THE MAIN GRAPHIC REPRESENTATIONS FOR UNIVARIATE AND BIVARIATE DATA. CONSTRUCTION AND ANALYSIS OF STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION IN TWO-WAY FREQUENCY TABLES.

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.
THE CANDIDATE WILL BE ABLE TO ORGANIZE AND BUILD SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED DATABASES FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DATA WITH THE HELP OF STATISTICAL SOFTWARE AND SPREADSHEETS. IT WILL BE ABLE TO PRODUCE ANALYTICAL AND SYNTHETIC REPORTS DESCRIBING AND INTERPRETING DATA. THE CRITICAL SENSE OF ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA WILL BE DEVELOPED IN RELATION TO THE CONTEXT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES.
Prerequisites
OFFICE SUITE BASIC KNOWLEDGE.
Contents
FROM THE SOCIAL PHENOMENON TO THE STATISTICAL MODEL: TYPES OF DATA, ROLE AND NATURE OF VARIABLES.
READING DATA FILES FROM DIFFERENT FORMATS.
CODE OF VARIABLES, SUMMARY INDICATORS OF STATISTICAL VARIABLES. SIMPLE AND DOUBLE FREQUENCY TABLES.
GRAPHIC REPRESENTATIONS WITH STATISTICAL SOFTWARE.
DESCRIPTIVE BIVARIES STATISTICS.
Teaching Methods
LECTURES AND PRACTICE IN COMPUTER LABORATORY.
Verification of learning
THE EXAM CONSISTS OF A DISCUSSION ON A REPORT PREPARED THROUGH STATISTICAL SOFTWARE (EXCEL AND WORD).
STUDENTS HAVE TO DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF THEORY AND PRACTICAL SKILLS OF STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR UNIVARIATE AND BIVARIATE DATA. TO MAKE AND INTERPRETING PIVOT TABLE AND STATISTICAL GRAPHICS.
THE EXAM CONSISTS OF THREE EXERCISES, THE STUDENT HAS TO COVER A MINIMUM OF 2 OUT OF THE THREE EXERCISES.
Texts
STATISTICA, LEVINE DAVID M.; KREHBIEL TIMOTHY C.; BERENSON MARK L. 2011, 5 ED., EDITOREPEARSON (COLLANA STATISTICA)
CHAP. 1; CHAP.2 ; CHAP. 3 WITH APPENDIX.
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