Statistics for Social Sciences I: Introduction to Statistics

Final project

In groups of up to 3 people, you should perform some descriptive statistical analysis (using Excel) of some data from one of the International Relations

databases mentioned in the first class. You should provide a brief report (not more than 6 pages) outlining the results of your findings and their significance

in the IR context.

Notes, exercises & practicals

 Week Theory classes Practical classes Exercises 1 Practical 1: Introduction to statistical software class questionnaire (.xlsx) Evaluated exercises 6, 8 2 Practical 2: statistical graphs questionnaire responses (.xlsx) Evaluated exercises 1, 2 3 Practical 3: numerical summary of data Evaluated exercises 2,4 4 covariance and correlation) Practical 4: two way tables Evaluated exercises 8,9 5 Practical 5: regression Evaluated exercises 2,11 6 Practical 6: time series analysis Evaluated exercise 6 7 Practical 7 8 Test I 9 Practical 8/9 : distributions Evaluated exercises 2, 10 10 and confidence intervals Practical 10: confidence intervals 11 Practical 11: hypothesis tests 12 Practical 12: testing for independence 13 Revision class and exam preparation Exercises 13 14 Revision class and exam preparation Test II Exercises 14 15 Recovery class

Databases

Countries by regime type (.xlsx) from Wikipedia

Exams from previous years

Test examples from previous years

Last change: 24th April 2018

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