Methods of Social Research II: Statistical Techniques
Time: TuTh 4:30-5:45pm
Location: DMH 161
In this course, students will be exposed to advanced statistical concepts and techniques that will aid them in conducting quantitative sociological research. The goal of this course is for students to learn how quantitative sociologists conduct and analyze their research data. Building on your undergraduate and graduate statistics and research knowledge, we will focus on advanced statistical procedures, as well as their theoretical assumptions, interpretations, strengths and weaknesses. By the end of the course, students should be able to intelligently discuss and critically examine how researchers evaluate and analyze quantitative data. Further, students should become more critical consumers of statistical information they come across both in academics and in their day-to-day lives. Lastly, students will apply what they have learned in this course to their own research projects in an effort to contribute to sociological knowledge. These statistical skills can also be employed in both future graduate studies or on the job. Prerequisite: SOCI 200A.