Statistics (2019/2020)

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Learning outcomes

This module provides the basic techniques of descriptive statistics, probability and statistical inference to undergraduate students in economic and business sciences. Prerequisite to the course is the mastering of a few basic mathematical concepts such as limit, derivative and integration at the level of undergraduate calculus. In general, this module aims to offers a toolkit to investigate collective phenomena, starting from conducting a simple descriptive analysis to performing more formal hypothesis testing. The theoretical techniques students will acquire by the end of the course are necessary for descriptive, interpretative and decision-making purposes, as well as, more generally, for carrying out statistical studies related to economic and social phenomena. In addition to offering the necessary mathematical apparatus, the course also aims at providing the conceptual tools for a critical evaluation of the methodologies considered.