Methods of Analysis

Tourism and Culture Management
6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 45,0 TP

Lecturer
- Luis Miguel Lindinho da Cunha Mendes Grilo
- Ana Cristina Becerra Nata dos Santos
- Maria João da Costa Antunes Inácio

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Provide students with basic tools for analyzing data that independently support information analysis and decision-making.

Program
I - Descriptive Statistics; II - Introduction to Statistical Inference; III - Regression and Correlation; IV - Multiple Regression Models; V - Discriminant Analysis; VI - Factorial Analysis in Principal Component; VII - Cluster Analysis.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment: 3 midterm tests (F1,F2,F3) and 1 assignment (T). Minimum mark is 5/20. First test is closed book, the in second and third tests an A4 hand-written page can be used. Final grade through following formula:CF=0.25F1+0.25F2+0.3F3+.

Bibliography
- Maroco, J. (2004). Análise Estatística com a Utilização do SPSS. Lisboa: McGraw Hill
- Bispo, R. e Maroco, J. (2005). Estatística Aplicada às Ciências Sociais e Humanas. Lisboa: McGraw Hill
- Sarsfiels Cabral, J. e Guimarães, R. (2005). Estatística. Lisboa: McGraw Hill

Method of interaction
Lectures with a strong interaction between theory and practice. Theoretical-practical classes focusing on the resolution of case studies using Google Docs, Geogebra and SPSS.

Software used in class
IBM-SPSS