SOC 221 A: Statistical Concepts And Methods For The Social Sciences

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Summer Term: 
Meeting Time: 
TTh 8:30am - 10:40am
ART 003
Julie Morris
Julia Morris

Syllabus Description:

Statistics is a scientific tool that allows us to understand the world around us by collecting, describing, and analyzing data. This course will provide you with a foundation to understand and interpret information you see and hear, as well as manage and analyze data. The focus for this course is to stress the underlying principles of statistics to help you understand the role of statistics in a variety of contexts and enable you to become an informed consumer and producer of information.

Catalog Description: 
Develops statistical literacy. Examines objectives and pitfalls of statistical studies; study designs, data analysis, inference; graphical and numerical summaries of numerical and categorical data; correlation and regression; and estimation, confidence intervals, and significance tests. Emphasizes social science examples and cases. (Students may receive credit for only one of STAT 220, STAT 221, STAT 311, STAT 221/CS&SS 221/SOC 221, ECON 311.) Offered: jointly with CS&SS 221/STAT 221; AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Natural World (NW)
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR)
Last updated: 
July 22, 2016 - 9:12pm