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Fall 2017-2018
SOC 500   P/D/F Only

Applied Social Statistics

Matthew J. Salganik

An introduction to basic concepts in probability and statistics with applications to social research. We cover descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions (including point estimation, confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses), the comparison of two or more groups, and an introduction to analysis of variance and linear regression. Throughout the course we use the open-source statistical package R to illustrate and apply the techniques. The course is intended to prepare students to take Advanced Social Statistics the following term.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets, midterm and final exams.

Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other information:
This is a full term course. It is open to undergraduates. Non-Sociology graduate students wishing to receive a grade for this course must submit a completed Graduate Student Enrollment Change Form located at the following URL:

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20009 S01 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:30
20011 B01 9:00 am - 11:00 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:30