The ‘Statistics I’ course is a basic formation course and is worth 6 ECTS. It belongs to the module of Quantitative Methods for Business, along with the Statistics II, Operations Research and ICTs in Business courses.
The main objective is to supply the student with the basic tools to deal with information and its quantification in Business and Economics, providing a decision support tool in these areas.
First of all, data analysis techniques to describe an economic situation will be studied. These techniques will allow the collecting, tabulating and presenting of the main characteristics of the data. Next, the models that describe the relationship between two variables will be presented. In the last part of the course, some probability concepts will be introduced to explain the behaviour of random situations and an introduction to statistical decision theory will also be presented. The concepts and techniques of this last part of the course will be employed later in other courses of the degree (Statistics II, Econometrics,…).