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SOC 261 Social Statistics (CORE—Foundation)

Prerequisites: SOC 260 or permission of instructor and MATH 099 or Level II placement on the Basic Math Skills Inventory. Not open to students who have completed ECMG 212, MATH 112 or PSY 211. One hour of required lab. (Second semester/3 credits) 

A survey of basic statistical methods most applicable to analysis of quantitative data in the social sciences: elementary descriptive and inferential statistics, measures of association and multivariate techniques. Emphasis is on developing statistical literacy, including understanding the relevance of statistics in social research, accurately interpreting and discussing statistics and evaluating the most appropriate statistical application for a given research problem. Incorporates experience with statistical software packages at all levels of data analysis.