Course Descriptions

01:920:312 Introduction to Statistics in Sociology

  • Required for Major: Yes
  • Course for Minor: Sociology Minor - Required
  • SAS Core: QQ, QR
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-reqs required: Yes
  • Course Frequency: Generally offered at least once per academic year
  • Pre Requisite Course(s):
  • 01:920:101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Course Notes / Requirements: The syllabus below is a sample syllabus. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your Canvas course site on the first day of class.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Description:

This course provides a basic introduction to the application and interpretation of statistical analyses in the social sciences. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with a variety of basic statistical techniques that allow you to examine interesting social questions. We will begin by learning how to describe the characteristics of groups. We will then proceed to discuss how we can examine and generalize about relationships between characteristics. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and interpreting the meaning of statistics that are used to describe and generalize about the characteristics of groups. Last, we will learn how to use one of the computer programs (SPSS) that is widely used to perform statistical analysis.

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