
HOW TO MEASURE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Prerequisites:

None 
Examination methods:

Written examination 
Course unit contents:

Research methodology: from theory to measurement of social behaviours.
Data collection with questionnaire, questionnaire design.
Descriptive statistics: type of statistical variables; frequency distributions and their graphical representations; measures of location and spread; relation between variables, general concepts of correlation and regression.
Basic concepts of statistical inference: estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.
Data sources: Census, administrative sources, surveys for countries with poor statistical systems.
The role of indicators; simple and complex indices.
Examples from different fields: demographic indicators, health and education indicators, measures for economic resources, economic inequalities and poverty, human development indices, millennium development goals and indicators.
Contents of this course are the backgroung knowledge required for the 2nd year course "How to measure the impact of development programmes" 

