Checking date: 30/05/2018

Course: 2020/2021

Foundations of Statistics
Study: (84)

Coordinating teacher: PENA IZQUIERDO, JORGE

Department assigned to the subject:

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The main objective of the course is to provide students with a set of basic skills so they are able to understand and handle statistic data, create graphs and descriptive tables of the data, understand basic models of probability and apply statistical inference.
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction: ¿What is statistics? Importance of statistics; Descriptive statistics; Inference; Variables; Percentiles; Distributions. 2. Graphical Analysis: Graphs for quantitative variables; Graphs for qualitative variables; Histograms. 3. Distributions: Central tendency, mean and median; Variability; Shape of the distributions. 4. Bivariate data: Introduction to bivariate data; Correlation. 5. Probability: Introduction to the concept of probability; Permutations and combinatory; Binomial distribution; Multinomial distribution. 6. Normal distribution: Introduction and importance; Standard normal distribution; Inference.
Basic Bibliography
  • Newbold, P. Statistics for Business and Economics. Pearson.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.