Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2015/2016
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on TOURISM FIRMS MANAGEMENT
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
ECONOMIC STATISTICS (SECS-S/03)
Credits: 
3
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
24

Language

Italian language

Course description

The course introduces the tools and methods for statistical analysis of the tourist phenomena, with a special focus on techniques of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The course provides all basic statistical skills and clarifies how this can be used to predict and analyze tourist flows.

Knowledge and understanding
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the descriptive and inferential statistical tools to model and solve economic and business problems.

Applying Knowledge and understanding
The student has to be able to apply the statistical techniques to real economic, business and financial problems. In particular, In particular, the student has to be able to describe quantitative phenomena by appropriate statistical indicators (mean and variability) and graphic representations. At the same time, the student has to be able to evaluate sampling results in inferential terms.

Making judgments
The student has to be able to identify the appropriate statistical tools related to the tourism sector.

Communication
The student has to be able to answer the oral test questions, showing his ability to express and formalize statistical concepts. He has to be able to explain the techniques learned to solve the questions of the written exam.

Lifelong learning skills
The student has to develop the ability to use statistical tools to solve application problems.

Prerequisites

The mathematics examination is required

Syllabus

Some topics of probability theory. Random variables and probability distributions. Sampling techniques and sampling distributions. Confidence intervals. Theory of statistical test. Inference on mean, proportion and variance. Independence test.

Teaching Methods

The course includes frontal and exercises aimed at the use of statistical methods studied, with students interaction.

Textbooks

BORRA S., DI CIACCIO A. (2008), Statistica, metodologie per le scienze economiche e sociali (seconda edizione), McGraw-Hill
QUINTANO C., CASTELLANO R. (2003), La Statistica in pratica: esempi per l’economia e le aziende, Liguori Editore
Lessons' slides downloadable from teacher personal web page

Learning assessment

The assessment is based on written examination and an oral examination. The written text (duration 60 minutes) is composed of 2 exercises in order to assess the achievement by the student of the learning objectives. The maximum score that can be reached for each exercise is 15 points. The first exercise assess the students knowledge on the topics of the statistical inference; while the second is focused on the random variables. The oral exam focuses on the theoretical topics dealt with during the course and it is designed to evaluate the student's ability to express and formalize statistical concepts. The vote of the examination is results of written and oral examination.

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