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Economic and Social Statistics

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 3 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The objectives of mastering the discipline "Economic and Social Statistics" is to prepare students for independent information-analytical, research, production, applied and project activities using the methodology, methods, sources and data of national and international government statistics.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • prepare for analytical research using the data of national and international government statistics
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the terminological apparatus of the theory of statistics, methods of collecting and analyzing statistical information
  • Distinguish between statistical and sociological approaches to data collection and processing
  • Understand the specifics of the methodology of studying social phenomena by the methods of state statistics and organization of work of statistical bodies in the Russian Federation, CIS countries, the European Union, the USA and international organizations (UN, World Bank, OECD, etc.).
  • Be able to draw up a plan for the use of statistical information in a sociological study and to process the primary and secondary data provided by statistical bodies
  • Interpret statistical data using the explanatory capabilities of sociological and economic theory, as well as taking into consideration socio-economic, historical and socio-cultural context
  • Obtain the skills of independent search and analysis of statistical information
  • Acquire experience in processing social, demographic, economic and other relevant empirical information involving a wide range of statistical sources based on the use of modern information technologies
  • Receive practical training of the skill of analyzing, designing and presenting the results of statistical and sociological research, using national and international statistics in practical tasks, writing analytical notes on a wide range of topics and substantiating research problems with the involvement of statistical information
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The research questions and methods of statistics. Organization of state statistics in Russia and abroad. Statistical databases.
  • Statistical observation. Census.
  • Statistical tables. Statistical groupings and classifications.
  • Statistical indicators. Average values and indicators of variation.
  • Population statistics. The structure of families and households.
  • Statistical methods for studying the standard of living of the population. Statistics of income, financial differentiation, and poverty.
  • Labor and employment statistics. Interregional and international labor migration.
  • Statistics of education, culture, governance, public and political spheres.
  • Time series and index analysis. International indices in the study of social, economic and political processes. Statistical indicators of economic security of the country and region.
  • National wealth and the system of national accounts.
  • Statistics of finance, taxes, and investment.
  • Statistics of prices and inflation. Consumption, economic sentiment, and consumer expectations.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Home assignment #1
  • non-blocking Home assignment #2
  • non-blocking Home assignment #3
  • non-blocking Seminar Participation
  • non-blocking Control test
  • non-blocking Final test (exam test)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.1 * Control test + 0.4 * Final test (exam test) + 0.1 * Home assignment #1 + 0.1 * Home assignment #2 + 0.1 * Home assignment #3 + 0.2 * Seminar Participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Maggino, F. (2017). Complexity in Society: From Indicators Construction to Their Synthesis. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1565337

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Alho, J., & Spencer, B. D. (2005). Statistical Demography and Forecasting. New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=163172
  • Dobrin, A. (2016). Homicide Data Sources : An Interdisciplinary Overview for Researchers. Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1048196
  • Winkler, O. W. (2009). Interpreting Economic and Social Data : A Foundation of Descriptive Statistics. Dordrecht: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=292006