Descriptive Statistics

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Descriptive Statistics

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    a. Knowing the tools of descriptive statistics, its usefulness, limitations and interpretation.

    b. Develop critical skills of students when they make a decision based on available data or generated by a random experiment.

    c. Accustom the students to use informatics (spreadsheet or statistics applications) for describing and analyzing data.

    This course studies the three basic tools of descriptive statistics: tables, graphs and statistical parameters that will be useful to transform data sets into useful information for decision making. We also study the probability and the probability distribution models, with particular emphasis on the standard model.

    The course is given without assuming prior knowledge of statistics or probability, although it is assumed that students are familiar with using spreadsheet, primarily through the disciplines of Computing from the previous years.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.