Introduction to Statistics

Brigitte Krenn
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2023S, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04473

Description

Students will be taught how empirical studies can be understood, discussed and criticized. Students will be introduced to the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics by implementing and evaluating their own empirical study. For this purpose, students will build upon their work from the 1st part of this course in Winter Semester 2022/23 where they have developed self-completion questionnaires, with data collections currently running.

Students will learn how to prepare data-masks and data entries, and how to analyse and interpret data. (For data analysis the statistic software SPSS will be used. SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science, in market and health research, and other areas of statistical data analysis.

Summing up, the content of the summer semester will be:

- Data handling, data mask, data entry

- Electronically supported data analysis (important statistical characteristics and representation forms, filter setting, classification, recoding of variables, correlation and reliability analysis, indexing, diversity tests, etc.) We will use SPSS.

- Interpretation of the results

Examination Modalities

For the successful participation of the course, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

- regular attendance (at least 80%);

- timely completion of the assignments and exercises provided throughout the course;

- final presentation of analysis and interpretation of one’s own data set in class at the end of the semester;

- timely submission of final paper covering the analysis and interpretation of one's data set

Comments

Deadlines to hand in your final paper:

1st deadline: 3 July 2023

2nd deadline: 6 October 2023

3rd deadline: 27 Nov 2023

Dates

08 March 2023, 12:45–15:15 CDS Lecture Room
15 March 2023, 12:45–15:15 CDS Lecture Room
22 March 2023, 12:45–15:15 CDS Lecture Room , "canceled"
29 March 2023, 12:45–15:15 CDS Lecture Room , "canceled"
19 April 2023, 12:45–15:15 CDS Lecture Room
26 April 2023, 12:45–15:45 CDS Lecture Room
03 May 2023, 12:45–15:45 CDS Lecture Room
10 May 2023, 12:45–15:45 CDS Lecture Room
17 May 2023, 12:45–15:45 CDS Lecture Room
31 May 2023, 12:45–15:45 CDS Lecture Room
07 June 2023, 12:45–15:15 CDS Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2023, 14:09 to 31 March 2023, 14:09
Via online registration

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas 1-3: Study Area 2: Science and Technology 569/020.02

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Elective Field: Free Electives 569/080.80

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Science and Technology: Foundation: Statistics 700/002.12

Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible