INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
Code: 21068
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Sciences and Technology
Field of Study: Mathematics
Keywords:
Descriptive Statistics
Indexes
Simple Correlation and Chronological sequences
Combinatorics and probability
Teacher:
Amílcar Oliveira
Área Científica: Mathematics (Branch: Statistic Modeling).
E-mail: aoliveira@uab.pt

Course Description:
Taking into account the modern demands for data analysis in all professional and scientifica activities, it is necessary to provide the students with the tools that allow them to calculate the most used statistical measures and indexes, 2-variable correlation, and chronologic sequences. Finally we introduce combinatorics probability theory and random variables.

Competences:
By the end of the course the student should know how to organize statistical data, evaluate and interpret indexes, calculate the linear regression equation, decompose one chronological sequence, and perform basic evaluations of probability.

Contents:
1. Graphs
2. Measure of location and spread (mean, median, standard deviation, Gini coefficient, Lorenz Curve, etc).
4. Lspeyres and Paaches indexes.
5. Linear correlation.
6. Combinatorics and probability. Random Variables. Discrete Variables.

Bibliography:
Reis, Elizabeth (2008). Estatística Descritiva, Edições Sílabo (7ª Edição), p.248:  ISBN:9789726184768

Complementary:
Sílvio Filipe Velosa, Dinis Duarte Pestana (2008). Introdução à Probabilidade e à Estatística Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, (4ª Edição), p. 1164: ISBN: 9789723111507

Format:
E-learning