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assignment Level : Introductive
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This course exposes students to the logic of statistical reasoning and its application in the quantitative social sciences. It is meant as a thorough but accessible introduction to the topics of descriptive statistics, probability theory, and statistical inference with hands-on exercises.

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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
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Instructors

  • Marco Steenbergen - IPZ
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University of Zurich
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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