Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0588 (AF:406835 AR:220014)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
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The course offers students the opportunity to deepen the issues related to social research with particular reference to data analysis through the use of basic statistical techniques and the use of programs for the elaboration of data.
The student should be able to know the main methodologies and techniques of social research, the issues related to this theme, how to organize a survey and analyze the collected data.
No teaching is given as a prerequisite. A minimum of knowledge of the area of interest and a strong motivation are essential to achieve the objectives of teaching.
- The research process: induction and deduction (population and sample concept)
- Univariate analysis: classification of variables, graphical methods, position indices, variability indices.
- Bivariate analysis: simple linear regression, Pearson chi-square test.
Agresti, A., & Franklin, C. (2007). The art and science of learning from data (Vol. 2). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
P. Corbetta, Metodologie e tecniche della ricerca sociale, il Mulino, Bologna, 2014 (seconda edizione).
Spiegelhalter, D. (2019). The art of statistics: Learning from data. Penguin UK.
The exam is divided into two parts: a multiple-choice test on basic knowledge and the presentation of a group work that you can do in pairs.
Head lessons, exercises and lab with R program.
Ca’ Foscari applica la Legge Italiana (Legge 17/1999; Legge 170/2010) per i servizi di supporto e di accomodamento disponibili agli studenti con disabilità o con disturbi specifici dell’apprendimento. Se hai una disabilità motoria, visiva, dell’udito o altre disabilità (Legge 17/1999) o un disturbo specifico dell’apprendimento (Legge 170/2010) e richiedi supporto (assistenza in aula, ausili tecnologici per lo svolgimento di esami o esami individualizzati, materiale in formato accessibile, recupero appunti, tutorato specialistico a supporto dello studio, interpreti o altro) contatta l’ufficio Disabilità e DSA disabilita@unive.it.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 14/11/2022