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

Fall 2005

SOC 384L • Social Statistics: Basic Concepts and Methods

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45715 MW
F
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
BUR 136
BUR 220
Pullum

Course Description

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.

Texts

Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, third edition, by Alan Agresti and Barbara Finlay (1997; Prentice Hall).

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