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# Quantitative Data Analysis

 Code 13129 Year 2 Semester S2 ECTS Credits 6 Workload TP(60H) Scientific area Sociology Entry requirements Statistics for the Social Sciences 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 -Point Estimation, properties of estimators and estimation methods- Interval estimationConfidence interval for the mean, for the difference of means and for the proportion- Hypothesis TestsErrors, decision rules and significance levelTH for the mean, for the difference of two means, for the proportion and for paired samples-Single and double variance analysisMultiple Comparison Tests and Test of Homogeneity of Variances-Non-parametric tests: chi-square, ordinal correlation of Spearman, Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxon and Kruskal-Wallis- Simple linear regressionAssumptions, least squares estimatorsExplanatory capacity of the model and coefficient of determinationStatistical inference and prediction- Multiple linear regressionExamples in SPSS Main Bibliography Coelho, J.P., Martins I.L. & Cunha L.M. (2009) - Inferência Estatística com Utilização do SPSS e G*power, Ed. Silabo - Ferreira, Sandra S. (2024). Apontamentos de Ana´lise de Dados Quantitativos. Departamento de Matema´tica, UBI. Guimarães, R. & Sarsfield Cabral, J.A. (1999)- Estatística - Editora McGraw-Hill Maroco, J. (2007) – Análise Estatística com utilização do SPSS - 3ª ed., Ed. SilaboMuijs, D. (2011). Doing quantitative research in education with SPSS (2nd ed.). SAGE Publications Ltd Santos, C. (2010) – Estatística Descritiva: Manual de auto-aprendizagem - 2ª ed., Ed. Silabo Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The evaluation of this UC will be done as follows: 2 knowledge assessment tests, following a mixed model (multiple choice and written answer to questions). Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.

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Last updated on: 2024-02-28

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