Statistics for the Social Sciences (SCT4105.01)

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: Permission of instructor and at least one SCT course. Please email between Nov. 21st and 27th with Stats in the subject line. Include a short paragraph describing your interest in the class, plan relevance, prior related work, and your current term. I will circulate a class list via email on Nov. 28th. Priority will be given based on plan relevance and seniority.
Credits: 4
T 10:00am - 11:50am; F 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Areas of Study, Debbie Warnock, Four Credit, SCT, Society Culture and Thought, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings.