SOC 210 - Elementary Statistics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, MSA, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in STATS 100, 265, 311, 350, 405, or 412, or ECON 404 or 405, or IOE 265.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Sociology concentrators should elect this course during their sophomore year. Honors concentrators should enroll in SOC 210 prior to beginning the Honors course sequence in the winter term of the junior year.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course we will study the basic concepts and techniques of quantitative data analysis. We will also learn some statistical computing skills using SPSS software. While there will be an emphasis on statistical techniques as they are used by social scientists, the course will provide the foundation needed for any kind of statistical analysis. We will not use math beyond basic algebra, and you do not need previous statistical computing experience. Furthermore, you need not be a "math-oriented" person to do well in this course. Students who apply good study skills — consistently attending class & section meetings, reading assigned texts, and doing all assigned work on time — can expect to do well in the course. Grades will be based on in-class exams, homework assignments, and a few statistical computing assignments. Because statistical analysis of any type involves step-by-step procedures and the presentation of results in standardized ways, some emphasis will be placed upon your general ability to perform analyses and present results as instructed. Therefore, a small portion of your score on assigned work will be determined by its form and presentation. If you come to class regularly, keep up with the coursework, and perform your work in a manner consistent with written instructions, you will learn basic statistics and earn a good grade along the way.

SOC 210 - Elementary Statistics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
16133
Open
2
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A LAB.
002 (LAB)
P
16135
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (LAB)
P
16137
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (LAB)
P
24017
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (LAB)
P
27361
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780495383949
Essentials of statistics for the behavioral sciences, Author: Frederick J. Gravetter, Larry B. Wallnau., Publisher: Thomson/Wadsworth 6th ed. 2008
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