NORMALCURVE
SOCIOLOGY 3155:
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
METHODS & ANALYSIS
PIE


SCHEDULE

(Click on links for class overheads & homework assignments. Unless specified otherwise, reading refers to Healey.)

DATE SUBJECT READING*

HOMEWORK/
ASSIGNMENT DUE

WEB LINKS
21-Jan
MLK Day -- CLASS DOES NOT MEET
28-Jan
Welcome & introductions;
Statistics' role in the research process
Chapter 1
  Joy of Stats video:
http://www.gapminder.org/videos/the-joy-of-stats/
4-Feb
Descriptive statistics; Measures of central tendency; Measures of dispersion (intro)    
11-Feb
Measures of dispersion; the normal curve & Z scores
Chapters 4 & 5
Homework #1 Due  
18-Feb
 Z scores wrap-up; probability; sampling; introduction to inferential statistics; review for Exam #1
 Chapters 5 & 6
Homework #2 Due Friday, Feb. 15 @ noon to my mailbox in Cina 228  
25-Feb
Exam #1; lab time to work on project      
4-Mar
Inferential statistics; estimation Data Analysis Assignment #1 Due

Real-Time Population Data:http://www.worldometers.info/

11-Mar
Hypothesis testing (1- & 2-sample) Homework #3 Due  
18-Mar
Spring Break
25-Mar
2-Sample hypothesis testing    
1-Apr
ANOVA (intro); Data Analysis Projects; review for Exam #2
 Chapter 10
Homework #4 Due Friday, March 29 @ noon to my mailbox in Cina 228  
8-Apr
Exam #2; lab time to work on final project    
15-Apr
ANOVA in SPSS; chi square; Introduction to association
Chapters 10 - 13
Data Analysis Assignment #2 Due  
22-Apr
Association between nominal, ordinal & interval-ratio variables Homework #5 Due  
29-Apr
Causality & statistical control; data analysis projects
 Chapter 16
Homework #6 Due  
6-May
Review for final exam; lab time for final project
  FINAL PROJECTS DUE THURSDAY, MAY 9 @ 1 PM
13-May
FINAL EXAM: 6 - 7:55 PM


RESOURCES


 


DATA SETS

SPSS

Abridged General Social Survey 2010
(for HW assignments)


RECODING
A VARIABLE IN SPSS


UNABRIDGED 2010 GSS DATA SET

 

GSS CODEBOOK

 

Discussion Question Schedule
(Excerpted Readings)

Statistics Applets — Interactive Tools to Aid in Understanding Statistical Concepts:

Data Analysis Projects:

 
 


SYLLABUS (1/2013)



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