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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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SOC 301 (QA*) Social Statistics (1)

This course introduces the student to the logic and procedures of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis as these are applied in the various social sciences, particularly the discipline of sociology. Topics examined include scales of measurement; frequency distributions; data graphing; measures of central tendency and dispersion; sampling distributions; confidence intervals and estimation; hypothesis testing; measures of association; and quantitative modeling using Chi-square, analysis of variance, and linear regression.

Prerequisite: SOC 201 or any 100-level Sociology course.

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning (*)

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Heuser