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Objectives

Understanding development and change with particular regard to contemporary socio-economic phenomena analyzed by means of quantitative models.

Channels

FRANCESCA GRECO FRANCESCA GRECO   Teacher profile

Programme

1. Introduction to Methodology of social research.
2. Research Design;
3. Epistemology and ontology;
4. Tools for data collection (qualitative: interviews and focus groups; quantitative: surveys and analysis of secondary data).
5. Descriptive statistics: measure of position, measure of dispersion, measure of association.
6. Graphs' Theory: bar graphs, histograms, pie graphs, scatter plot, box plot.
7. Introduction to probability theory.
8. Analysis of association of categorical data: contingency tables, chi-square.
9. Linear regression: linear regression model, multiple regression model.
10. Linear regression for discrete count dependent variable: logit regression model, multinomial regression model.
11. Multidimensional models: factor analysis, principal components analysis, correspondence analysis, multiple correspondence analysis, cluster analysis (hierarchical and k-means).
12. Big data, data mining and text mining.
13. Practical exercises

Adopted texts

Bryman, A. (2012). Social Research methods. 5th Edition. Oxford University Press.

Student textbook resources at https://global.oup.com/uk/orc/sociology/brymansrm5e/

Greco, F. & La Rocca, G. (2020). The Topics-scape of the Pandemic Crisis: The Italian sentiment on political leaders. Culture e Studi del Sociale, 5(1), Special issue, 131-145. http://www.cussoc.it/index.php/journal/issue/archive

Greco, F., & Polli, A. (2020). Security Perception and People Well-Being. Social Indicator Research, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-020-02341-8

Greco, F., & Polli, A. (2020). The political debate on immigration in the election campaigns in Europe. In A. Przegalinska, F. Grippa and P. Gloor (Eds.), Digital Transformation of Collaboration. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48993-9_9

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25/10/2021 03/11/2021 09/11/2021
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Course sheet
  • Academic year: 2020/2021
  • Curriculum: Economics for Development (Percorso valido anche fini del conseguimento del doppio titolo italo-kazako) - in lingua inglese
  • Year: Second year
  • Semester: First semester
  • SSD: SECS-P/02
  • CFU: 9
Activities
  • Attività formative affini ed integrative
  • Ambito disciplinare: Attività formative affini o integrative
  • Lecture (Hours): 72
  • CFU: 9
  • SSD: SECS-P/02