Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2020/2021
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION SCIENCE AND LABOUR CONSULTANCY
Location: 
Napoli
Disciplinary sector: 
ECONOMIC STATISTICS (SECS-S/03)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The course intends to present the great potentialities of statistical methodologies for compelling applications in business. To know the suitable statistical instruments and to know how to apply them enables to develop the capacity to summarise and generalise the data collected for business management. In detail, the main learning objectives are:
Knowledge and comprehension capacity: students must prove their ability to know and comprehend the quantitative tools for strategic choices and, specifically, the basic statistics and the models for predictions.
Application capacity: students must be able to apply the statistical instruments to the strategic choices and to the assessment of the business management. Moreover, they must be able to analyse and interpret the data correctly.
Autonomy of judgment: the course intends to stimulate the statistical reasoning for reading and interpreting data, with special reference to information on business structures and dynamics.
Learning capacity: at the end of the course, students must prove a good capacity of statistics learning in order to apply the statistical methodologies to business decisions.

Prerequisites

Quantitative methods for economic analysis

Syllabus

I block (about 12 hours): Probability

II block (about 24 hours): Inference
III block (about 12 ore): Linear regression model

The following topics are covered: Probability. Random variables. Sampling distributions. Point and interval estimation. Hypothesis tests. Inference on means and proportions. One-way analysis of variance. Simple linear regression. Inference in the linear regression model. Extensions of the linear regression model.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and practice exercises

Textbooks

For students who speak Italian, the main reference is represented by the following book:
Borra S., Di Ciaccio A. (2014), Statistica. Metodologie per le scienze economiche e sociali. Terza edizione, McGraw Hill.
Other references in different languages will be suggested at the beginning of the course.

Learning assessment

The assessment of learning is done through a written test and an oral interview.
The written test, which lasts 60 minutes, includes a series of multiple choice quizzes and the resolution of 2 exercises. It is allowed to use the calculator and consult the tables of the main probability distributions. The test questions serve to evaluate the understanding of the basic topics and the ability to apply statistical methodologies.
The written test is evaluated with a maximum score of 30. The oral interview is compulsory if the written test has been passed with a result higher than 27/30.

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