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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
CULTURAL TOURISM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Course unit
STATISTICS FOR TOURISM
LEL1000841, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
CULTURAL TOURISM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
LE0604, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination STATISTICS FOR TOURISM
Department of reference Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge CLAUDIA FURLAN SECS-S/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses SECS-S/01 Statistics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prior knowledge is required.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course in Tourism Statistics is to provide
1) the basics of the descriptive statistics;
2) the knowledge of the typical problems, that can solved by statistics, in the contest of tourism;
and to increase the ability
1) of problem solving, by facing real problems through real datasets;
2) of the assessment of the used methods and the obtained results, through discussions in groups within the lesson.
Examination methods: A written exam of two hours will be taken, with at least one short essay question on the theory, and some exercises to be solved, in order to test the level of knowledge and the reached assessment ability.
Assessment criteria: It will be tested:
1) the knowledge of the statistical isseues faced during the course;
2) the knowledge and the understanding of the keynotes and methods proposed;
3) the ability to apply that knowledge in autonomy and consciously;
4) the ability to build a personal critic, relevant, clear, and effective argument.
Course unit contents: 1) Introduction to statistics: data collection, different types of variables in statistics.
2) Univariate descriptive statistics : indices for quantitative and qualitative variables. Plots.
Quantitative variables: distribution and frequency. Measures of central tendency and dispersion.
Qualitative variables: mean summary statistics and measures.
3) Bivariate descriptive statistics: joint, marginal and conditional distribution.
4) Simple and multiple linear regression.
5) Statistical analysis of tourism data: percent variations, index numbers, tourism indicators.
Analysis will be applied to:
i) tourism flows in time and space
ii) customer satisfaction of goods, cultural goods, and services (e.g., customer satisfaction in tourism accommodation, in tourist destination, in art places, and in exhibitions).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Students will be involved during the lessons and the discussion will be stimulated.
The attendance is highly recommended.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The text and the solutions of the 5 Exercices, will be available in the course web page in Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Claudia Furlan, Dispensa di Statistica per il Turismo. Padova: Edizioni Libreria Progetto Padova, 2019.
  • Claudia Furlan, Esercizi svolti di Statistica per il Turismo. Padova: Edizioni Libreria Progetto Padova, 2019. Seconda Edizione Cerca nel catalogo