Statistics is a branch of mathematics, and its applications are expanding in almost all branches of science and technology. Social statistics is defined by the contents of its object, which is the quantitative investigation of matters relating to health, welfare, education and employment, immigration, social and professional mobility. Thus, it is defined as the methodology for analyzing and processing the data, generated in the broader sociological context. The aim of this course is to equip students with the necessary knowledge which is needed for the summary, classification, description and presentation of data sets. The appropriate tool is the method of descriptive statistics.
On completion of the course, students summarize, classify, describe and present data sets. The statistical results are purely descriptive in nature and concern all the data that has been used in the analysis, and can not by themselves be used to draw conclusions about a broader set of data.