SOC f317L • Intro to Social Statistics
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
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.
During the summer the class meets daily, with two lab sessions each week to help with the homework assignments.
Three exams 20% each
Lecture attendance (lab attendance is not mandatory) 10%
Robert Johnson and Patricia Kuby, Just the Essentials of Elementary Statistics, 9th Edition, 2005 (Duxbury Press)