2019 Fall SOCIOL 7 001 LEC 001

The Power of Numbers: Quantitative Data in Social Sciences

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2019 Fall
Course Times
MoWeFr 10:00am - 10:59am
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Course Location
Hearst Field Annex B1
Course description

This course will provide students with a set of skills to understand, evaluate, use, and produce quantitative data about the social world. It is intended specifically for social science majors, and focuses on social science questions. Students will learn to: produce basic graphs, find good-quality and relevant data on the web, manipulate data in a spreadsheet, including producing pivot tables, understand and calculate basic statistical measures of central tendency, variation, and correlation, understand and apply basic concepts of sampling and selection, and recognize an impossible statistic.