Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2019/2020 | Previous academic years:  2018/2019  |  2017/2018  |  2016/2017  |  2015/2016 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176203 Subject title: STATISTICS I
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 2º S
Department: Estadística, Informática y Matemáticas
Lecturers
PANIELLO ALASTRUEY, IRENE (Resp)

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Module/Subject matter

Statistics.

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Descriptors

An introduction to basic statistical concepts on data analysis, stressing on the role of Statistics in Economy and Business.

Topics of interest will cover sources of statistical data, data files management; descriptive analysis of univariate and bivariate data real data; description and analysis of temporal data. The use of different statistical packages will be fundamental in data analysis. Basic notions of probability and random variables are also introduced.

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General proficiencies

  • GP01: A capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • GP02: A capacity for organisation and planning.
  • GP03: Oral and written communication in their mother tongue.
  • GP05: Computer skills relevant to the field of study.
  • GP06: The ability to search for and analyse information from different sources.
  • GP07: The capacity to solve problems.
  • GP09: The capacity to work as part of a team.
  • GP14: Critical and self-critical skills.
  • GP17: A capacity for self-reliant learning.

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Specific proficiencies

  • SP02: To identify sources of economic information relevant to their particular enterprise and their contents.
  • SP03: To discern information and data relevant to their particular enterprise which a non-professional would be unable to recognise.
  • SP04: To analyse business management problems, applying professional criteria based on the use of technical instruments.
  • SP09: To form part of any functional area within an enterprise or organization and perform any managerial task required within it confidently.

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the semester students must be able to:

LO1 - Understand the notions of Univariate and Bivariate Descriptive Statistics and apply them according to the different types of variables to be analyzed.

LO2 - Analyze the temporal evolution of socio-economic data studying time series analysis.

LO3 - Use software for data handling.

LO4 - Prepare and submit reports on statistical analysis of economic data obtained consulting appropriate information sources and computer processing.

LO5 - Understand the notion of probability, know its properties and apply them to solve problems arising from socio-economic environments.

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Methodology

From a total of 60 hours, 40 will be devoted to theoretical, problem and computer sessions.

The remaining period will be devoted to check students individual progress and to evaluate their work. These sessions will be scheduled along the semester.

Being the aim of this course mainly practical, theoretical and computer sessions will be alternated:

a) Theoretical sessions will consist on the exposition of the contents by the instructor. Students will be encouraged to participate by asking and answering short questions and solving exercises, so they keep their attention in the development of the lecture.

b) Computer sessions will be guided by the instructor. Students will be asked to look for data and make use of the provided software to carry out different statistical analyses by using those notions previously introduced during the lectures.

MiAulario will be used as the course web page.

Activity Classroom teaching Autonomous work
Lectures 28  
Practice 28  
Readings and autonomous work   87
Exams (continuous and final evaluation) 06  
Tutorials 01  
Total 63 87

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Theoretical sessions will consist on the exposition of the contents by the instructor.

Students will be encouraged to participate and ask questions. The instructor will also propose exercises to be solved during the sessions. These exercises will be referred to real economic situations. (Proficiencies GP01, GP07, SP03, SP04.)

Computer sessions will be devoted to practical computing exercises. The instructor will provide the necessary guidelines so the students can individually perform different statistical analyses. Some of these assignments will be given back to the students so they can check their work. (Proficiencies GP01, GP05, GP07, GP17, SP03, SP04.)

Individual exercises will be proposed and also for small groups.

Students will be encouraged to attend to office hours (individually but also in small groups), not only to ask questions but for the instructor to check their progress. (Proficiencies GP01, GP02, GP03, GP06, GP07, GP09, GP14, GP17, SP03, SP04.)

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Languages

English.

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Evaluation

Learning outcome Evaluation system Weight (%) Recoverable
LO1, LO2, LO3, LO5 Continuous evaluation: Individual in-term tests and problem solving sessions (individual or group work).  40% No
LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5 Exam: Problem resolution and interpretation of outputs obtained with the statistical packages used during the semester. 60% Yes 

It will be positively valued to have an active participation to the scheduled sessions.

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Contents

An introduction to basic statistical concepts on data analysis, such as Descriptive Analysis of Univariate and Bivariate data real data, Description and Analysis of Temporal Data. Basic probability notions and an introduction to random variables.

Excel will be the usual framework for data analysis. Moreover students will be briefly introduced to the statistical package R Commander.

MiAulario will provide a communication channel between students and instructors.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Statistics for Economy and Business: Statistical applications in Business, types of data, data sources.
  • Chapter 2: Descriptive analysis of univariate data: frequency tables, graphical representations of data and statistical measures.
  • Chapter 3: Descriptive analysis of bivariate data: contingency tables and regression analysis.
  • Chapter 4: Time series analysis: Numeric and graphical description of temporal data, time series components.
  • Chapter 5: Probability and introduction to discrete random variables.

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Agenda

Chapter 1: Introduction to Statistics for Economy and Business: Statistical applications in Business, types of data, data sources.

- Statistics. Steps of a statistical study and different statistical areas.

- Enter data into an Excel spreadsheet and other statistical packages.

- Types of variables and scales of measurement.

Chapter 2: Descriptive analysis of univariate data: frequency tables, graphical representations of data and statistical measures.

- Frequency tables and graphical representations.

- Measures of central and non-central location.

- Box-plots.

- Measures of absolute and relative variability.

- Standarized scores.

- Measures of shape.

Chapter 3: Descriptive analysis of bivariate data: contingency tables and regression analysis.

- Contingency tables.

- Covariance and correlation.

- Statistical and Functional dependence.

- Simple linear regression: Least squares method.

- Non linear regression models.

Chapter 4: Time series analysis. Numeric and graphical description of temporal data, time series components.

- Introduction.

- Graphical analysis of time series.

- Time series components and seasonal models.

- Trend analysis and analysis of seasonality.

Chapter 5: Probability and introduction to discrete random variables.

- Basic terminology of probability.

- Probability Rules.

- Conditional probability and independence.

- Bayes' Theorem.

- Random variables.

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Bibliography

Acceda a la bibliografía que su profesor ha solicitado a la Biblioteca.


Basic:

- PANIELLO, I.; RIVERA, R.; PORTILLA, M. (2011) "Statistical tools for socioeconomic data analysis". EDS.

- PANIELLO, I.; GARCIA, M.; RIVERA, R.; PORTILLA, M. (2012) "Basic Statistics with Microsoft Excel and R-Commander". EDS.

- NEWBOLD, P., CARLSON, W.L.; THORME, B. (2008) "Statistics for Business and Economics", Pearson Ed.

Complementary:

- ARNALDOS, F.; DÍAZ, T.; FAURA, U.; MOLERA, L.; PARRA, I. (2003) "Estadística Descriptiva para Economía y Administración de Empresas. Cuestiones tipo test y ejercicios con Microsoft Excel". 2ª edición revisada. Editorial AC-Thomson.

- CARRASCAL ARRANZA, U. (2007) "Estadística descriptiva con Microsoft Excel 2007". Editorial Rama.

- LIND; MARCHAL; WATHEN (2008) "Estadística aplicada a los negocios y la economía". 3ª edición en español (13ª en inglés). Ed. McGraw-Hill Interamericana.

- MARTÍN-PLIEGO, F.J. (2004) "Introducción a la estadística económica y empresarial: teoría y práctica". 3ª edición revisada. Editorial Thomson.

Students will be encouraged to use MiAulario. There students will find material for both theoretical lessons and computing lab sessions, together with data files and any other recommended additional material.

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Location

Campus Arrosadía. Building Mi Aulario.

Practice sessions in computer rooms.

Lectures in rooms as published at the Faculty website (follow link):
http://www.unavarra.es/fac-economicas/studies/degree/international-double-degree-in-economics-and-business-ddministration-and-management+/overview?submenu=yes&languageId=1

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