Sociology | Statistics for Sociology
S371 | 4109 | Junisbai


STUDENTS MUST ATTEND LAB SESSION
THIS COURSE NOT TO BE TAKEN FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
S371 MEETS THE SAME DAY, TIME, & ROOM AS S370

Scientific research relies heavily on statistical analysis.  Perhaps
the foremost reason for this is because statistical techniques can
quickly summarize large amounts of data that otherwise would be
incomprehensible.  However, statistical techniques also allow
researchers to discern patterns within a dataset, test for causal
relationships between variables, and test whether results from a
sample dataset can be generalized to the population.

Accordingly, this class will cover various statistical techniques used
in social scientific – specifically sociological – research.  Students
will learn basic techniques to summarize and describe a dataset, test
for relationships between variables within a dataset, test for a
causal effect of one or more variables on another, and finally test
the likelihood a sample result matches the true population value.

Throughout, the emphasis will be on application and correct
interpretation of techniques and results.  Upon successful completion
of the course, students should be able to apply these basic
statistical techniques in a wide range of “real world” academic or
professional situations.