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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 206 Statistics for the Social Sciences

3 Credit(s) DIII Q QR

This course is designed to introduce students to the use of statistical analyses in social and behavioral sciences. The basic goal is to help students understand, apply, and interpret basic social statistics. This class will introduce students to the most common methods of summarizing and presenting data (descriptive statistics). Students also will learn how to make estimates about a population based on a sample (inferential statistics). Using both manual calculations and computer-based exercises and manipulation of datasets, students will learn the fundamental techniques of statistical analysis. Three lecture hours per week and laboratory work outside of class.
Prerequisites: MAT108  or a higher-level math course, or permission of department chairperson.