SOCI 313: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

SOCI 313-DL2: Stat for Behavioral Sci
(Fall 2022)


Section Information for Fall 2022

Statistical information is widely available and used to promote a broad range of political and social interests. This course introduces the use of statistics and data analysis for social and behavioral science. Its goal is to help you develop statistical literacy and quantitative reasoning. We cover both descriptive and inferential statistics, including techniques like regression analysis. You will learn to use and apply different statistical techniques as well as evaluate their merit, a condition for ethical, inquiry-based citizenship. In the process, you will become competent in the use of a statistical software package—a highly marketable skill. This course fulfills the Mason Core Requirement for Quantitative Reasoning. 

SOCI 313 DL2 is a distance education section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 4

Fundamentals of applied statistics as used in behavioral science to include descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, correlation regression, analysis of variance, factor analysis, nonparametric statistics, and practical experience with calculators in applying statistical analysis to actual problems of the behavioral sciences. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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