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Quantitative Data Analysis

Code 13129
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements No
Mode of delivery Presential classes
Learning outcomes The student must be able to get a sample, briefly describe the sample data, perform statistical inference using parametric hypothesis testing. Finally, must be able to model variables presenting the predictive model(s) and examine the significance of the model and its coefficients.
The student after attending this UC will be able to get a sample and carry out a project, briefly describe the sample data, perform statistical inference using parametric hypothesis testing. Finally, must be able to model the variables through predictive models and examine the significance of the model and its coefficients. All objectives should also be achieved using the computer program SPSS.
Syllabus
Statistical decision theory
Sampling distributions
statistical decision
statistical hypotheses
Decision rules: hypothesis testing
Errors of type I and type II
Level of Significance
Hypothesis test for the mean
Hypothesis test for the mean of two independent samples
Hypothesis test for paired samples
Analysis of Variance

Simple linear regression models
Model specification: the response variable, explanatory variable, error
Assumptions of the model
Estimation procedure using the least squares method
Hypothesis testing applied to the model parameters (in spss)
Predictive equation model
Explanatory power of the model and coefficient of determination

Multiple linear regression (spss only)
Model specification
Methods for automatic selection
Test of significance overall model
Setting the partial correlation coefficient
Control variables
Causality and Association - discussion
Analysis diagnosis.
















Main Bibliography Agresti, A., Finlay, B. (1997). Statistical Methods for the Social Science. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Barreto, António (2000). A situação social em Portugal 1960-1995. Lisboa: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa.
Vaz, Sandra (2011). Guia das aulas de Estatística. UBI: Não publicado.
Guimarães, R.C., Cabral, J.A.S. (1997). Estatística. Lisboa: McGraw-Hill.
INE (2002). Censo da população [em linha] disponível em www.ine.pt.
Maroco, J. (2003). Análise Estatística com utilização do SPSS. Lisboa: Edições Silabo.
OECD (2001). Manual for PISA [em linha]. Disponível em www.oecd.org.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-09

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