Statistics I

Course Code :1000PSWS1A
Study domain:Statistics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:90
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Peter Thijssen
Danny Rouckhout
Wim Christiaens

3. Course contents *

First we will situate the role of statistics in the broad field of social scientific research.  Second, the course will cover the main topics in two important areas of statistical analysis: descriptive and inductive statistics. The descriptive part of the course starts with the exploration of univariate empirical distributions with different measurement levels and subsequently moves on to statistical methods that learn us something about the relationships between several variables.  The inductive part of the course introduces the student in the logic of probability and theoretical distributions.  Finally we will give attention to the estimation of population characteristics based on findings from samples.