Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 10
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Mario Corsi It is always possible to arrange a personalized meeting with the teacher
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

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Learning Objectives

The course will provide some knowledge of descriptive statistics and inferential sufficient to interpret the results of basic statistical survey in the field of social sciences.


Basic descriptive statistics and tables, charts, and graphs

Measures of central tendency

Measures of dispersion

Measures of association

Measure between variables measured at the nominal level

Regression and Correlation

Notes on probability

Notes on some theoretical distributions: binomial and normal

Notes on sampling

Notes on the problem of estimation procedures and hypothesis testing

Bridging Courses

Knowledge of basic mathematics

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Acquisition of the "culture" and the specific language of the discipline. Ability to identify the distinctive features of a statistical survey. Possess of some basic knowledge to reach the summary description of each situation and bivariate. Possess of some basic knowledge to understand the logic and results of inferential statistics.

They are required knowledge and understanding of specific issues of the discipline and of the mathematical language used of the formalization of the same. Students achieve this by adapting (or newly acquired) the previous school knowledge through participation in lectures and/or consultation of teaching materials provided.

The ability to apply the lessons learned should allow to face abstract situations and examples drawn from everyday life and consolidated use of discipline. Skills are acquired through a work of individual and collegial exercise class coordinated by the Teacher.

Judgment and reflection must allow independent choices about the settings to follow even without direct guidance. This will be used in each step of the learning process by also following the stimuli provided critical.

Students must pass the general hostility to the discipline gaining awareness for the use of specific languages ??and rigorous characteristic of each formalized discipline. The habit of speech and the exchange of information should take place by forcing the use of correct forms of communication.

Students are constantly encouraged to acquire a critical view on issues such as to allow the passage from theoretical preparation empirical application of the same in a more autonomous as possible. The dialectic confrontation with classmates and with the teacher will be used for the expansion of this skill.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Series of exercises to voluntary managed during extra time.

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


The course consists of 60 hours of lectures and tutorials.

The teacher will use part of reception hours (20 hours) for an optional and the supplementary exercise activity on the topics covered in class.

Innovative teaching methods

Preparation of all the parties named in the texts in program. For the frequent participation in at least three-quarters of the lessons carried out.

Course books

The Teacher makes available, in electronic format, the teaching material used to carry out the lessons. It contains all the elements that are part of the program and the subject of the exam. However, we strongly recommend the guidance of a textbook such as, for example:

Fulvia Mecatti (2010), Basic statistics. How, when, why, McGraw-Hill, Milan

N.B. Other bibliographical information:

There are many manuals/compendiums on the market that "condense", without claiming to be a replacement, the topics covered elsewhere in extended form. For those who wish to expand the exercise activity we recommend the volume:

Iodice Carla (2010), Exercises carried out for the statistics test, Edizioni Simone, Naples

For those who are individually interested in a general methodological approach, we recommend reading, in whole or in part, the volumes forming part of the publication:

Piergiorgio Corbetta (2015), Social research: methodology and techniques, Il Mulino, Bologna


The examination involves the carrying out of a written test semistructured (multiple choice questions, short tutorials, short essay) with the purpose of assessing the "knowledge" and "know-how" acquired.

The result of this test is independent assessment of profit may be integrated, at the express request of the student, by a supplementary oral examination.

N.B. If the number of candidates was high verbalization outcomes could continue until the day after the convocation

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


This course does not differentiate between “attending” and “non-attending” students with regard to teaching methods, attendance obligations, course books or assessment.

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