cod. 07520

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Statistica economica (SECS-S/03)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
96 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

Aim of the course is to supply a robust basis of Data Analysis and Probability through which to tackle the main problems of firm in a statistical framework.


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Course unit content


Univariate and bivariate descriptive Statistics.
Casual variables, sample distributions, estimation.
Bivariate and multivariate regression.
Design of experiments and analisys of variance.
Distances and similarity.
Principal Components.

Full programme

First Part

Statistical distributions and their graphical representation.
Means. Conditions of equivalence. Power means.Means of position. Mean of a continuous distribution.Non existence of the mean.
Indexes of absolute and relative Variability. Their general properties.Variance Covariance matrix. Correlation matrix.
Concentration. Absolute mean difference. Lorenz Curve and Gini.
Number Indexes.
properties of elementary indexes. Synthesis of elementay indexes.
Method of Least Squares and its properties.

Second Part: Probability and Inference.

Most used casual Variables.
Bernoulli. Binomiale. Poisson. Discrete Rectangular. Normal. Exponential. Continous Rectangular. t Student. Chi square. F. Erlang. Cauchi. Pareto.

Theorem of Central Limit.
Space of events, theorem of total probability.
Sample distributions.
Interval estimation.

Third Part: Regression with Linear Model.
The hyphothes of the model. Estimation of the parameters of the models and distributions of the estimates of the same parameters.
The forecast. The linear multivariate model.

Fouth Part: Double distributions, Sum of Variables and Mixture of Variables.

Fith Part: Analysis of Variance and the design of experiments.
One factor model.Its hyphotheses. The parameters and their estimators.
The RBCD and the two factors model without interaction. Latin Squares. Factorial design and the two factors with interaction model.
Surfaces Responses.
First and Second Order Surfaces Responses. Covariance model.

Sixt Part: Distances.

Seventh Part: Principal Components.


Cicchitelli G., D'Urso P., Minozzo M.
Statistica: Principi e metodi. Pearson 2017. (Chapters indicated during the course).

Montgomery D. C. Progettazione e analisi degli esperimenti 2006 McGraw-Hill).(Chapters indicated during the course)

Zani S. Cerioli S. Analisi dei dati e mining per le decisoni aziendali.2007 Giuffrè. (Chapters indicated during the course).

Teaching methods

Use of R.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral exam.
In the written exam the student has to solve some applied exercises concerning the different parts of the course.
In ther oral exam the student has to show knowledge of the the models developed
during the course and indicated in the programme.

Other information

In Elly it is possible to download a book of exercises.