U of U SOC 3112 - Social Statistics Syllabus (5 pages)

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Soc 3112 - Social Statistics

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Soc 3112 Sec 002 Fall 2011 Sociology 3112 Section 002 Social Statistics Fall Semester 2011 Department of Sociology University of Utah Provisional Syllabus Credit Hours 4 Meeting Times Lectures Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 10 10 30 am Students are also required to attend one hour of lab per week You are required to register for a lab time when you register for the course Location Lectures Labs BEH S 116 BEH S 101 Instructor Contact Michael S Hollingshaus Department of Sociology University of Utah Email michael hollingshaus soc utah edu Office BEH S 328 Office Hours To Be Determined COURSE DESCRIPTIO DESCRIPTION SCRIPTION This course teaches basic statistical concepts and techniques in the context of social science research Statistics is a set of tools and techniques researchers use to describe and draw conclusions about the world In the first part of the class we study descriptive statistics including frequency distributions and measures of central tendency and variability In the second part of the class we will study basic inferential statistics and learn how to use sample data to draw wellreasoned conclusions about one or more populations Finally we study ways to describe relationships between variables including measures of association and bivariate regression The goal is that students will learn how to construct and interpret descriptive statistics and how to make statistical inferences Page 1 of 5 Soc 3112 Sec 002 Fall 2011 PREREQUISITES The instructor assumes each student has passed these courses SOC 1010 MATH 1010 If a student has not passed both of these courses that student should contact the instructor for permission to enter the course EVALUATION METHODS CRITERIA Your final grade will be based on exams quizzes homework and lab performance Final Points will be calculated as follows 300 Points 100 each 75 Points 75 Points 50 Points 500 Points 3 Exams Quizzes Lab Performance Homework Assignments Total Grading Scale A AB 93 100 90 92 9 87 89 9 B BC 83 86 9 80 82 9



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