Checking date: 25/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Statistical models for the tourism sector
Study: Bachelor in Tourism (209)

Coordinating teacher: MOLINA FERRAGUT, ELISENDA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Statistics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Introducción a la Estadística
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
SPECIFIC SKILLS: Students will acquire knowledge and skills necessary to: 1. Understand the basic concepts of multivariate analysis and its applications to the tourist sector. 2. Solve the problem of comparing two or more populations 3. Learn the basic concepts of cluster analysis and how to apply it at a basic level. 4. Learn the basic concepts for describing a Time Series. 5. Effective use of statistical software. GENERAL SKILLS Students will be able to: 1. Develop their ability to think analytically 2. Become familiar with a statistical software 3. Establish a framework to solve problems 4. Develop their interactive skills 5. Enhance their critical thinking 6. Improve their learning skills and communication
Description of contents: programme
0. Review of the Simple Linear Regression model. 1. Updating the Linear Regression model.      1.1. Estimating the regression coefficients.      1.2. Diagnosis. Potential problems.      1.3. Collinearity, outliers and nonlinear relationships.      1.4. Methods of variable selection.      1.5. Qualitative predictors. 2. Hypothesis testing. Comparing two populations. 2.1. Inference for the mean and the proportion. 2.2. Inference for the population means and proportions. 2.3. ANOVA 3. Cluster analysis.       3.1. Motivation; Examples; Applications.       3.2. Hierarchical agglomerative methods; Dendrogram.       3.3. Choice of the number of clusters, assesing fit t and interpretation of clusters. 4. Descriptive analysis of time series.
Learning activities and methodology
Theory (3 ECTS): During theoretical sessions, the contents of the course will be introduced, explained and ilustrated with examples. Teaching materials will be provided on the Internet. Practice (3 ECTS): During practical sessions, black-board exercises will be solved. Software-related activities will take place in the computer labs. In the 15th week of the term, a group-review session for the final exam will be held.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Newbold, P.. Statistics for business and economics. Prentice-Hall. 2012
Additional Bibliography
  • Sheldon Ross. Introductory Statistics. Elsevier Academic Press. 2005

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