What are social statistics? How are they produced? How are they used? And why are they important? The second course in the methods sequence in Sociology, this course introduces students to basic quantitative methods commonly used in the social sciences. Students will develop their “quantitative literacy” by identifying research questions best suited to quantitative methods, understanding the logic of statistical methods, analyzing quantitative data in Excel, and communicating those findings. After completing this course, students will have the skills to pursue and critically evaluate research using quantitative methods in future academic and career settings, as well as be critical readers of sociological literature and press reports that use statistics.
Professor: Dr. Dan Shtob
Office hours: Mondays 12:15-2:15 pm