Course syllabus RRAS - Applied Statistics (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)


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Course title: Applied Statistics
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Course supervisor: prof. Ing. Bohumil Minařík, CSc.
Supervising department: Department of Applied Statistics and Demography (FRDIS)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Prerequisites for registration: not Applied Statistics in English
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (6 credits)
 
Course objective:
Acquirement of theoretical knowledge and basic calculation procedures in the field of descriptive statistics, assessment of relationships between numerical and categorical variables, description of time series and statistical comparisons as applied to social and economic processes. Skills to use statistical tools and functions of Microsoft Excell package.
 
Course content:
1.Introduction into statistics (allowance 2/4)
 
a.The term of statistics, methods, terminology, stages of statistical investigation
b.Statistical means of expressing results, tables and diagrams
c.Univariate statistical series, distribution of frequencies, variable classification
d.Important values: extremes, mode, quantiles
e.Analysis of structure, Lorenz curve and Gini index

2.Descriptive statistics (allowance 4/10)
 
a.Measuring the location and variability
b.Moments and system of moment characteristics
c.Basic types of statistical dependencies, terminology
d.Regression and the least squares method, correlation index, determination
e.Simple linear correlation, joint regression lines and correlation coefficient
f.Classification of categorical data, analysis of contingency tables

3.Statistical dynamics (allowance 6/14)
 
a.Time series, definition, types, derived time series
b.Elementary characteristics of dynamic events; moving averages
c.Description of trend; trivial model of seasonality; assessment of model quality
d.Measurements and comparisons of magnitude of particular events, types of quantities for comparisons, definitions and types of relative numbers
e.Indices in wide and narrow sense, concept, types. Individual complex indices
f.Aggregate indices, value index and related indices, decomposition of indices and corresponding absolute differences

 
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam42 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h
     preparation for regular testing28 h
     elaboration of reports28 h
Total168 h
 
Key words:
none
 
Course completion:
Solution of 6 practical examples to be solved individually and 2 partial tests (collectively, they may grant some extra points to final exam results) within semester. 60-minute written exam, 50 % theory, 50 % examples, with 50% pass rate each.
 
Course methods: 12 hours of lectures and 28 hours of computer lab sessions, practicing mainly analyses in MS Excel environment. In total, 40 hours of instruction.
 
Reading list:
Basic:
HINDLS, R. et al. Statistika pro ekonomy. 8th ed. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2007. 415 p. ISBN 978-80-86946-43-6.
MINAŘÍK, B. Statistika I: popisná statistika. 3rd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7375-152-4.
MAREK, L. et al. Statistika pro ekonomy: aplikace. 2nd ed. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2007. 485 p. ISBN 978-80-86946-40-5.

Recommended:
Minařík, B. Statistika. E-learningová studijní opora ve formátu PDF (dostupná v UIS).

Study plans:
B-ITS-IDSA International Development Studies, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
B-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2012/2013
 
Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: Ing. Božena Bodečková (instructor)
Ing. Veronika Jadczaková, Ph.D. (instructor)
prof. Ing. Bohumil Minařík, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Lukáš Nevěděl, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Kristina Somerlíková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Teaching language: Czech
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Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 02/03/2014.

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