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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Summer 2007

SOC f317L • Intro to Social Statistics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
89240 MTWThF
TTh
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
BUR 112
BUR 134
Pullum

Course Description

This course will introduce you to basic procedures for analyzing quantitative sociological data, especially sample surveys. You will learn how to apply and interpret several specific techniques. It is hoped that you will come to understand the reasoning behind statistical inference, and its limitations. The course is required of all students majoring in Sociology. It should be taken before Sociology 317M, Introduction to Social Research, which is more concerned with research design and data collection procedures, and puts more emphasis on learning a computer package.

Grading Policy

During the summer the class meets daily, with two lab sessions each week to help with the homework assignments.
Homework 30%
Three exams 20% each
Lecture attendance (lab attendance is not mandatory) 10%

Texts

Robert Johnson and Patricia Kuby, Just the Essentials of Elementary Statistics, 9th Edition, 2005 (Duxbury Press)

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