General concepts. Descriptive statistics and probability. Introduction to the process of statistical investigation. Basic concepts of data analysis: types of variables and scales of measurement. Population and sample. Introduction to sampling. Descriptive and inferential analysis. Univariate and multivariate analysis. Types of research designs.
This subject provides the knowledge and basic aptitudes to confront present subjects of numerical character in the degree. There is destined to promote the capacity of numerical abstraction and the comprehension of key and present concepts in day after day, since it are the variability, the probability, the value of the information that is observed in a systematized way, the censuses and samples, the esteeming ones and estimations, the procedures to contrast and to check theories. It provides the basic tools to understand the present information in information observed from descriptive numerical and descriptive adapted analyses. It affects on the concept of index, for power like that to understand the numerous indexes (to the consumption, of prices, of mortality, ") introduced already in the daily terminology.