SOC 384L • Social Statistics: Basic Concepts and Methods
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
This course is intended to provide graduate students in sociology with (a) a level of literacy in statistical methods that will permit a basic understanding of most publications in the field's major journals, (b) the basic tools needed for a master's thesis that uses quantitative methods, (c) preparation for more advanced courses in this department and for independent study, and (d) a sensitivity for the limitations, as well as the strengths, of quantitative methods.
The text will be Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, third edition, by Alan Agresti and Barbara Finlay (1997; Prentice Hall). Please read the assigned chapters before coming to class.