Sources and methods of social statistics . Techniques of collecting data for the analysis of social phenomena , economic, health and population . social indicators : construction and synthesis. descriptive indices to measure the association between two characters and the correlation between two rankings . Models for the study of the relationship between two or more characters of demographic , social, health and economic.
Suggested textbooks: Domenica Fiordistella Iezzi. Statistica per le Scienze Sociali. Dalla progettazione dell'indagine all'analisi dei dati. Carocci. 2009
Lorenzo Bernardi. Percorsi di ricerca sociale.
Additional information on the textbooks and teaching materials will be given at the beginning of the lessons .
The course provides the key quantitative analysis tools for the study of social and economic phenomena . The course is divided into two parts : the design and realization of a sample survey and the construction and analysis of social indicators . The course allows you to : gain knowledge about measurement issues and quantification of phenomena such as decision support tool for knowledge , define and interpret the subjective and objective indicators , knowing how to carry out all stages of an investigation quantitative . Exercises on real data using statistical software cosentiranno know how to apply their knowledge . During the course we will analyze the methodologies used in the surveys carried out by ISTAT or by other producers of official statistics agencies.
The student must have a basic knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Otherwise additional lectures notes, handouts and readings will help to fill in the gaps.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Use of e-learning platform Moodle where, in particular, will be upload the teaching materials which may also be in English .
Type of Assessment
The final exam is designed to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills through a written durability testing, normally 1 hour without the opportunity to consult notes or books . The test consists of questions to free choice and / or multiple choice and / or true / false regarding the course program . Scores will be declared in the trial . The oral examination consists of the written test for deeper discussion of topics with the teacher and aims to bring out the acquisition of learning outcomes . The score of the oral examination contribute to the final score . The minimum score is 18/30 . The purpose of this analytical gradation of the performance of the student is to reliably assess the level of achievement of the expected learning results set out above .
The key topics of the course are :
1. The data in the survey by questionnaire surveys
1.1 The wording of the questionnaire
1.2 The technique of stairs
1.4 The survey multipurpose ISTAT
1.5 The evaluation of the quality of service (Customer Satisfaction )
2. Social indicators
2.1 Types of social indicators
2.2 The construction of composite indicators
2.3 The ISTAT report on equitable and sustainable well-being in Italy
2.4 The Human Development Index