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POL 108: Statistics

POL 108: Statistics

Course Description:

This course aims providing foundational exposure to statistics for the social sciences. Students will learn basic concepts including types of data, sampling methods, rules of probability and how to create and interpret tables and graphs. Moreover, students will develop competency in understanding and applying other statistical concepts such as central tendency and variability, probability and distributions, correlations and regression, hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, and chi-square tests. Students will be introduced to using specialized software for statistical analysis such as SPSS.

Required Readings

Jack A. Levin, James Alan Fox & David R. Forde. (2014). Elementary Statistics in Social Research Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText — Access Card Package, 12/E.
ISBN-10: 0205959814
ISBN-13: 9780205959815 ©2014
Pearson
Cloth Bound with Access Card, 592 pp.
Published 06/14/2013
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Suggested retail price: $209.87
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Richard C. Sprinthall. (2011). Basic Statistical Analysis, 9/E.
ISBN-10: 0205052177
ISBN-13: 9780205052172 ©2011
Pearson
Cloth, 672 pp.
Published 01/23/2011
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Suggested retail price: $206.20
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Richard C. Sprinthall. Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences (with SPSS from A to Z: A Brief Step-by-Step Manual).
ISBN-10: 0205632491
ISBN-13: 9780205632497 ©2009
Pearson
Kit/Package/ShrinkWrap, 624 pp.
Published 05/23/2008
Instock
Suggested retail price: $182.00
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Prerequisites

None

Credits

3.0

Times Offered

  • September
  • February
  • June (Summer)
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