Sociology | Statistics for Sociology
S371 | 3447 | Child


2:45PM-3:50PM	MTWR BH 135
5:15PM-6:20PM	MTWR BH 107


STUDENTS MUST ATTEND LABORATORY SESSION MTWR 5:15PM-6:20PM

ABOVE CLASS REQUIRES PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT


This course provides an introduction to statistical reasoning. It is
organized into two parts: First, we will cover descriptive
statistics, where students will learn to compute summary measures of
sets of numbers. Second, we will cover inferential statistics, where
students will learn how to use samples to estimate the unknown
characteristics of populations. Lectures, readings, and problem sets
will require students to learn topics conceptually, mathematically,
and computationally. That is, students will ultimately need to
understand statistics in an abstract sense, but they will also need
to be able to work out problems both by hand and with the assistance
of statistical software. The course is designed for students who
have no prior training in this area, but a working understanding of
algebra is a prerequisite.