Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

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Syllabus

MODULE I: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
Week 1: Understanding the properties of a single variable through visualization
Week 2: Understanding the properties of a single variable through summary statistics
Week 3: Understanding associations between variables

MODULE II: PROBABILITY THEORY
Week 4: Understanding and computing with probabilities
Week 5: Random variables and distributions
Week 6: Commonly used statistical distributions

MODULE III: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
Week 7: Understanding sampling
Week 8: A primer of estimation theory
Week 9: The theory of hypothesis testing
Week 10: Commonly used statistical tests

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Marco Steenbergen - IPZ

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Founded in 1833, the University of Zurich (UZH) is Switzerland’s largest university, with a cur­rent enrollment of over 26,000 students. Made up of seven faculties covering approximately 100 different subject areas, UZH is proud to offer the most comprehensive aca­demic program in the country.

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