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SOCY 3318 Learning to be Literate in Social Statistics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Much of social science research is presented using statistics, but understanding and interpreting these statistics can be difficult. This course will cover basic topics in statistical literacy that will help class participants to critically assess and comprehend social science statistics, especially as presented in mainstream media outlets. This is not a statistics course, but rather a general sociology course with a focus on comprehending quantitative research. It is recommended that students take Statistics (SOCY2200) prior to this course. The focus of this course will be on comprehending social science statistical research and its popular presentations.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Jeffrey Stokes

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 12-Mar-15