The aim of the course is to provide the student with the basic concepts and tools for conducting a statistical analysis.
At the end of the course, the student will have:
(1)Knowledge and understanding skills.
The student will have the knowledge and the ability to use the main methods of descriptive statistics, mastering, in particular, the main concepts and techniques for the collection, processing, summary description and study of data to conduct a statistical analysis. The student also obtains a basic knowledge of probability theory and methods of statistical inference.
(2)Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to: a) represent the phenomena studied, graphically and through appropriate synthesis indicators; b) perform probabilistic assessments in basic applications; c) perform interval estimates and perform simple hypothesis tests in the case of random sampling from normal statistical populations.
(3) Autonomy of judgment
Ability to interpret social economic phenomena, analyzed through the use of statistical indicators, framing them in the appropriate reference context and conducting correct comparisons over time and space.
Although the course does not provide specific activities aimed at developing communication skills, the student will be able to operate within diverse working groups, using a quantitative analysis perspective and a statistical approach. The student will also be able to produce summary statistical reports on the main economic and social phenomena.
5) Learning skills
At the end of the course, the student will be able to use the pivotal concepts of the descriptive statistics and the basic elements of the inferential statistics to deepen the related themes in the context of advanced specialized courses.