Course Description


5 Units, Lecture, 3 hours; discussion, 1 hour; research, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): SOC 004 with a grade of C- or better; or consent of instructor. Covers logical and procedural aspects of the application of statistical methods for data reduction and hypothesis testing in sociology. Includes distributions, tabulations, central tendency, variability, independence, contrasts, correlation and regression, and nonparametrics.

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Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Sociology

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Course Equivalence: UCR SOC 005

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Course Equivalence: UCSB PSTAT 5A
General Education: Area C-Science, Mathematics, and Technology as well a Quantitative Relationships

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SOC 004 with a grade of C- or better; or consent of instructor

More About The Course

The required textbook is The Essentials of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research by Joseph F. Healey. 4th edition (2016). Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781305093836

The software used for lab exercises is SPSS for Windows. Please install it on your computer before the lab starts.

Course Creators

Wei Zhao
Chioun Lee
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