Austria, Vienna

Introduction to Statistics

when 17 February 2013 - 22 February 2013
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS

The course provides a concise introduction to fundamental ideas of descriptive and inferential statistics with the intention to help participants understanding and applying the logic of quantitative analysis in political and social science. It covers the basic concepts of statistics, probability, and test theory. Methods of bivariate analysis will be discussed for nominal, ordinal, and interval-scaled variables, and the basic idea of linear regression analysis will be introduced.

Course leader

Bernhard Kittel
University of Vienna

Target group

advanced students and junior researchers in political science and adjacent disciplines

Course aim

see above

Credits info

2 ECTS
Participants have the opportunity to gain 2 ECTS credits from the University of Vienna for attending an Introductory or Advanced Courses (15 hours). Participants must successfully complete their course, and successfully complete their project assignment in order to obtain 2 ECTS credits – Transcripts will be sent to the participants by The University of Vienna.
For all courses being attended (Introductory, Advanced and/or Software Training Courses), participants also receive a certificate of attendance.
Certificates of accreditation (if applicable) as well as certificates of attendance are sent to the participants after the Winter School has ended, by the University of Vienna

Fee info

EUR 0: ECPR Member – €495
Non-ECPR Member – €690
ECPR Member who has attended the ECPR SSMT 2012* – €445
Non-ECPR Member who has attended the ECPR SSMT 2012* – €640

*There is a €50 loyalty discount deducted from all Introductory and Advanced Courses to participants who attended the 2012 Summer School in Methods and Techniques (SSMT) in Ljubljana (this discount does not apply to Software Training Courses).

Scholarships

Self funded students from ECPR member institutions will be able to apply for funding in the form of scholarship funds and travel and accommodation grants. Please use the following link for further information: http://new.ecprnet.eu/Funding/WinterSchool.as