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Introduction to Statistics in Sociology

**Final**- Sociology
- Introduction to Statistics in Sociology
- 3.0
An introduction to the basic statistical methods and analyses commonly used in sociological research. Topics include: descriptive and inferential statistics usually include levels and types of measurement; measures of central tendency and dispersion; normal, t, and chi-square distributions; probability and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression. Applications of statistical software to sociology and/or other social science data required.

- 125
Competency in intermediate algebra or completion of an intermediate algebra course with a grade of “C” or better.

- Research Design and the role of statistics
- Organizing data and measures of central tendency
- Descriptive statistics for uni-variate distributions
- Descriptive statistics for joint distributions
- Statistical inference
- Statistical tests: one-way and factorial analysis of variance
- Analysis of variance
- Correlation and nonparametric statistical analysis

*At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:*- Practice and use basic mathematical techniques;
- Conduct elementary numerical computations; interpret the results in written form;
- Organize, classify, and represent quantitative data in the social and behavioral sciences in various forms: tables, graphs, rates, percentages, measures of central tendency and variation;
- Make statistical inference using estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression.
- Demonstrate familiarity with applications to social and behavioral data sets in statistical software.

**May include:**

In class quizzes and exams

Paper assignments

Class participation

Research projectRosopa and Minium

*, Statistical Reasoning in the Behavioral Sciences*

Linneman*, Social Statistics: The Basics and Beyond*

Anderson and Zelditch*, Basic Course in Statistics with Sociological Applications*

Gravetter and Wallnau*, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences*

Thorne, Giesen, Thorne*, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences*

Aron, Aron and Coups*, Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences*

Levin and Fox*, Elementary Statistics in Social Research: Essentials*- October 12, 2010
- March 03, 2015