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290159 PS Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis for TA students, Group C (2011W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

MO 03.10.2011, 24.10.2011, 21.11.2011, 12.12.2011, 23.01.2012 und 30.01.2012 14.00-16.30 Ort: Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß

praktischer Teil in Gruppen: MO 8.00-13.00 sowie 15.00-18.30 Ort: Kursraum B, ZID, NIG, Stiege III, Erdgeschoß

Termine: 10./17.10.; 7./14./28.11.; 5.12.2011; 9./16.1.2012


Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is designed as an introduction into statistical data analysis for TA students in geography in their third semester and organised in four thematical blocs:
(1) regional statistics and indices;
(2) statistical analysis of regional variations, correlations and dynamics,
(3) statistical analysis of metric survey data,
(4) statistical analysis of categorical survey data.
Registration via eGate is open monday 19th of september to monday 3rd of october 2011.

Assessment and permitted materials

The following is obligatory for graduation:
(i) Regular attendence in the theoretical and exercise parts;
(ii) delivery of exercises in due time;
(iii positive assessment of all four exercises;
(iv) positive written exam at the end of the course (interpretation of the output of statistical analysis carried out with the data used in exercises).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Main targets of the course are the mediation of basic statistical concepts and analytical tools, the acquirement of practical knowledge in handling the statistical program SPSS, the exercising of the translation of empirical questions into statistical analyses and the training of the interpretation of results.

Examination topics

The course will take place partly in classroom III NIG (theoretical part), partly in the computer training classroom (practical exercises and tutorials). A detailed plan with all dates is available the billboard next to my room.
Attendance is compulsory for the theoretical and exercise part.
All analytical work steps and procedures will be exercised jointly at the computer with real regional and survey data from Austria. A detailed manual will be provided to support individual pacing of learning processes.
Students will have to do excercises in statistical analysis and interpretation on their own related to each of the four thematical blocs. Two tutors will provide help. Excercises will be corrected and problems and results will be discussed jointly.

Reading list

Für die Lehrveranstaltung wird ein eigenes Skriptum zur Verfügung gestellt.
Aufhauser, Elisabeth und Gerald Röhrling (2011): Einführung in die statistische Datenanalyse für Lehramtssstudierende. Materialien zur Lehrveranstaltung. 263 Seiten. Wien: Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, Universität Wien.

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