CODE  48384 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2021/2022 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  SECSS/01 
LANGUAGE  Italian 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  2° Semester 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
a) Introduction to Statistical Inference
b) Introduction to sampling theory (only for SMID)
a) To provide an introduction to concepts and techniques from statistical inference which are fundamental to provide a probabilistic measure of the error committed when estimation is based on a sample from a large population. b) To deal with theoretical and practical elements of the design, analysis and inference of survey data obtained by probabilistic sampling.
At the end of the course students will be able:
a)
. to explain the key points defining exploratory data analysis versus statistical inference based on finite samples
. to possess the main concepts and techniques for computing point estimates, confidence intervals and performing hypothesis testing and for evaluating them
. to identify the suitable statistical technique and perform the analysis of simple data sets.
b) only for SMID)
. to judge the validity of a sample survey
. toplan and analyze simple sample surveys also by aid of software
. to evaluate mathematical properties of a probabilistic sample
• to develop further knowledge about the theory and practice of statistical sampling
. to present a report with the analysis of a sample and a critique of its design
a)
Mathematical Analysis: function of a variable, integral calculus.
Algebra: elements of vector and matrix algebra.
Probability: elementary probability
b)(only for SMID)
Statistical Inference part a) in parallel
a) Combination of traditional lectures (40 hours) and exercises sessions (24 hours)
b) Combination of traditional lectures and lab sessions with the software R(only for SMID)
a)
Sampling and estimation. Populations, samples and point estimators. Properties of point estimators. Some point estimators and their probability distributions. Confidence intervals.
Hypothesis tests. How to define and use a statistical test (hypotheses, errors of the first and second type, critical region). Parametric tests. Tests of large samples. Comparative tests. Some nonparametric tests.
Statistics and tests for linear multiple models. Confidence intervals for the parameters, estimated values and residuals, "studentized" residuals, test of hypotheses on single coefficients and on subsets of coefficients. Forecast.
b)(only for SMID)
Statistical sampling from a finite population. Simple random sampling with and without replacement. Stratified sampling. Proportional allocation and optimal allocation. Statistical estimators of means and their variances.
a)
1. Casella G., Berger R.L. (2002), Statistical Inference, Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury
2. Mood A.M., Graybill F.A., Boes D.C. (1991), Introduction to the Theory of Statistics, McGrawHill, Inc.
3. Ross S.M. (2003), Probabilità e statistica per l’ingegneria e le scienze, Apogeo, Milano
4. Wasserman L. (2005), All of Statistics, Springer
5. Records of the teachers on aula web
b)(only for SMID)
1. Vic Barnett Sample Survey, Principle and methods, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2002
2. William Cochran, Sampling Techniques, John Wiley & Sons,1977
3. Sharon L.Lohr, Sampling: Design and Analysis. Second Edition, Brooks/Cole, 2010
4. Records of the teachers on aula web or http://www.dima.unige.it/ rogantin/StatI/index.htm
Office hours: By appointment arranged by email with Luca Oneto luca.oneto@unige.it and Fabrizio Malfanti <fabrizio.malfanti@intelligrate.it> For organizational issues contact by email Eva Riccomagno <riccomagno@dima.unige.it>
Office hours: Contact the teacher: guala@dima.unige.it
EVA RICCOMAGNO (President)
ELDA GUALA
SARA SOMMARIVA (President Substitute)
According to the academic calendar
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
a)
The exam consists of a written and a oral part.
During the semester there will be three (not evaluated) mock exams. The lecture after each mock exam will start with a 15minute closedbook written examination.
The first two closedbook examinations are evaluated at most 3 marks and the third one at most 2 marks, for a maximum total of 8 marks.
For the students who attempted all of the three closedbook examinations, the final written examination consists of a 2hour open book examination, which is evaluated at most 23 marks to be added to the marks of the three oncourse closedbook examinations.
For the students who did not attempt the three closedbook examinations, the final written examination consists of two parts: a 45minute closedbook examination and a 2hour openbook examination. The closedbook part is evaluated at most 8 points, the openbook part is evaluated at most 23 points.
b)(only for SMID)
Written exam with multiple choice and open questions. A group project on a topic agreed with the teachers. Discussion of the report and written test.
a)
The oncourse examination and the closedbook part of the final examination test the comprehension of the theory.
The twohour openbook examination evaluates the acquired ability to apply the theoretical ideas for simple data analysis.
b)(only for SMID) Main points of evaluation are the level of acquisition of the learning objectives and the ability to communicate in a written report the data analyzes carried out during the course as well as the ability of designing a simple sampling scheme, conducting it on a softare, analyse the results and synthesize them in a short report.
Date  Time  Location  Type  Notes 

20/01/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale  solo per gli studenti che hanno frequentato l'insegnamento nell'a.a.2020/21 o in a.a. precedenti 
10/02/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale  solo per gli studenti che hanno frequentato l'insegnamento nell'a.a.2020/21 o in a.a. precedenti 
27/06/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale  
26/07/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale  
19/09/2022  09:00  GENOVA  Scritto + Orale 