Statistics for the Social Sciences (SOC4103.01)

Debbie Warnock

In this course students will learn to harness social statistics as a powerful tool for answering social science research questions, while becoming more educated consumers of statistical analyses presented in research and news sources. Using nationally representative data sets we will employ various inferential statistics techniques, such as confidence intervals, t-tests, chi-square testing, ANOVA, regression, and correlation to explore patterns and trends in social life. Students will learn to manipulate and analyze data using the Stata statistical software package. Throughout the course of the term students will pose their own research question for which they will find and analyze data, culminating in a final research report and presentation of the results. This course is strongly encouraged for sophomores and juniors considering advanced work in social science with quantitative research components.

Prerequisites: At least one SCT course and permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
M 12:10pm - 2:00pm; W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Wednesday Afternoons, Debbie Warnock, Sociology.