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BSTA 12A03 - Statistics - Advanced Level

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The aim of the course is to give students an introduction to statistical inference and techniques. These techniques are crucial to those who want to understand empirical research in sociology, political science and economics, but also for those who are seeking to have a role in public policy. Some of what we will see will be useful for more advanced courses (in econometrics for instance) further down the line.


DESCHAMPS, Pierre J. (PhD student)

Pedagogical format

During the course, we will go over concepts, go through exercises and also use Excel to manipulate and analyse data.

Course validation

1/3 of your final grade will come from your final exam, which will cover everything in the course. The other 2/3 will come from 2 or 3 shorter in-class exam during the course of the semester.

Required reading

- Agresti, A. & B. Finlay. (2007). Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 4/E, Pearson.

Additional required reading

  • - Hanneman, R., Kposowa, A. & M. Riddle. (2012). Basic Statistics for Social Research, John Wiley & Sons
  • - Devore, J. (2011). Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences. Cengage Learning.
  • - Spiegel, M. & L. Stephens. (2011). Schaum's Outline Statistics, 4th Revised edition, McGraw- Hill.