Italy Professor of Statistics University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Stefania Mignani is Full Professor of Statistics at Statistics Department – University of Bologna, since 2002. She teaches Foundations of Statistics and Advanced Statistics for Bachelor Degree and Master Degree Courses, Ph.D. and Master, covering several institutional positions at University of Bologna. Moreover, she carries out research in methodological and practical areas, collaborating at national and international level. Her work is regularly published in scientific journals.


This course explores the following topics; Univariate analysis: Distributions of quantitative and qualitative traits. Summary indicators: average values and variability indices. Data transformations. Graphical representations. Association between variables: Connection, covariance, correlation. The linear regression model. Elements of probability calculation: Probability (Binomial, Poisson, Normal). Signals of statistical inference: confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Analysis of multidimensional data: Matrices of data, variance and covariance, correlation and dissimilarity. Laboratory exercises with dedicated software.