Statistics for Social Sciences
Summer 2014 quarter
Hardly a day goes by without dealing with some types of numbers. How do you make sense of those numbers? How can you tell which is right and which is wrong? How can we use statistical tools to inform, to explore and to empower? What are the larger frameworks behind those numbers? How do we use the theory to direct our quantitive reasoning and how do we use quantitative tools to enhance our understanding of the society? This class will put statistics into context. We will cover basic sociological concepts and theories and introduce students to basic statistics. Focus will be placed on real life scenarios and sense-making practices. Besides workshops and lectures, we will conduct social experiments and field work to get our feet wet in social scientific research. This course will meet the statistics prerequisite requirements of the Master In Teaching (MiT), the Master of Public Administration (MPA), and the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) programs.
Fields of Study
Location and Schedule
Offered during: Day
Advertised schedule: Second Summer Session, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Final Schedule and Room Assignment
|May 2nd, 2014||Cancelled|
Credits: 4 (Summer)
Class standing: Freshmen–Senior
Maximum enrollment: 25
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