DV3 252 Statistics for the Social Sciences
This course provides an introduction to statistics. It covers the design of experiments, descriptive statistics, and statistical inference, including confidence intervals and significance tests for population sums, percentages, and averages. There is also a brief introduction to probability theory. Emphasis is placed on understanding the logic of statistics via spreadsheet simulation. Students also receive considerable exposure to actual sample survey data from the social sciences. This course is offered in the fall semester.