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Advanced Data Analysis in Tourism


Scagnolari S.

Course director


The course will develop each student’s ability to use quantitative methods to become more effective as tourism expert.

These tasks include:

  • Developing a hypothesis, a research problem and related questions
  • Framing the problem with the correct research methodology
  • Collecting data that accurately addresses the research problem
  • Using data to make decisions
  • Reading quantitative (and qualitative) data that measure the effectiveness of a program
  • Presenting data to support programs to decision makers and other consumers.


The main purpose of the course is to introduce students to several quantitative methods for conducting meaningful research.

Participants will gain an overview of research intent and design, methodology and technique, format and presentation, data management and analysis informed by commonly used statistical methods.

On the one hand, the aim is to provide a "how to do it" course, but, on the other hand, we want to offer an understanding of how research findings are generated in order to assist students to become knowledgeable consumers of the research of others.

Teaching mode

In presence

Learning methods

Learning resources are released according to the course timetable, week by week. 

Examination information

The following provides a breakdown of how each part contributes to the overall performance

  • Take-home assignments 30%
  • Final Exam 70% 

For the exact structure of the take-home assignments carried out during the course, please refer to the teaching material online (iCorsi).

The exam is planned to be carried out in written form (90 minutes of time)